In both its sonic scope and lyrical melancholy, Once Twice Melody artfully captures the all-encompassing complexities of love. Beach House’s hymn to the grandeur of relationships is, perhaps, the most musically diverse and thematically mature project the duo has released to date—an emphatic affirmation of life’s joys and sorrows.
Big Thief’s Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You is more diverse and fully realized than the band’s past albums.
Father John Misty’s Chloë and the Next 20th Century chases love as its guiding subject but too rarely feels amorous or sensual.
With Life on Earth, Hurray for the Riff Raff has achieved something truly enviable: a fresh start.
On Classic Objects, Jenny Hval steps outside of herself to consider her position as an object of capitalism and patriarchy.
Mitski’s adoption of the decade’s tropes on Laurel Hell comes across as muddled and at times mismatched to her songwriting.
Rosalía’s Motomami is a collection of deeply personal songs in which the singer wrestles with questions of fame and heartbreak.