Calling Over Time

Edith Frost

Calling Over Time

April 22, 1997

Alternative Country-Rock

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of some of landmark albums -- Radiohead's OK Computer, Bjork's Homogenic -- but those weren't the year's only excellent releases. Case in point: Edith Frost's stark, heartbreakingly beautiful debut album. Thanks to its stripped-down sound and Frost's simple yet evocative singing and songwriting, it hasn't aged a day (and might even sound fresher now than some of those familiar classics). For anyone who loves heartache and twang without a lot of fuss, Calling Over Time is a must.

- Heather Phares

Phew

Phew

Phew

1981

Post-Punk

This is a superb, virtually unknown album by the Japanese vocalist Phew, formerly of the punk/no wave band Aunt Sally. Backed by members of Can -- Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit -- and recorded at Conny Planck's studios in Germany, it has the earmarks of an album Can could have made, had they taken a different path after Ege Bamyasi.

- JT Lindroos