Wilco's newest album, 'Star Wars', is a rarity amongst Wilco albums in that it seems to actively shy away from analysis or deeper meaning. For us listeners, it may mean we can simply sit back and enjoy it.
The name of Frank Turner's new (and sixth) studio album could also be his mission statement. It's clear the them to this ablum is about finding the positive in many situations. Turner has taken that attitude and set it to music.
Mac DeMarco's fourth studio album is a mini-LP of eight songs that satisfy your curiosity yet leaves you wanting more. The Canadian musician has now relocated to Queens, N.Y., and perhaps the location change is apparent in some of his arrangements.
Lianne La Havas's second album could be the release that brings her serious fame. The singer has power, strength and control of her voice -- a skill set that may establish her as a defining voice in the music world.
Jason Isbell's follow-up to his iconic 'Southeastern' album, 'Something More Than Free' is a quiet record, with ample room for self-reflection, with vivid character studies and moments of insight. The music allows for contemplation while showcasing Isbell's talent as a songwriter.
The second full-length album from Iceland's Of Monsters and Men projects the experience of a band who have matured together, and it also benefits from the band's decision to return to their unique culture to create an album that is truly from their hearts.