New Reviews for June 7, 2024

EMI Records / Island
The veteran Jersey rockers celebrate 40 years in the business.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine
BratEditor's choice
Fusing hyperpop and Y2K club music with nakedly confessional songwriting, the pop innovator delivers some of her most engaging and mature music.
- Heather Phares
EELS Time!
E Works
An album of cautious optimism and wary love of life from Mark Oliver Everett and his latest band of cohorts.
- Mark Deming
Why Lawd?Editor's choice
Stones Throw
Eight years on from Yes Lawd!, Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge return with a richer second collaborative album full of heartache.
- Andy Kellman
hummingbirdEditor's choice
Big Machine Records
The sharp country singer/songwriter emphasizes her traditional roots.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Eight Pointed Star
Fire Records
In a return to warmer, more singer/songwriter-oriented fare, the Angeleno's third album effectively merges the cerebral and the sentimental.
- Marcy Donelson
Below the Waste
Rough Trade
Informed by Deerhoof and Philip Glass, the trio's third album balances earthy experiments with ambitious, affecting pop.
- Heather Phares
Collaborations with Rochelle Jordan, Childish Gambino, and Dawn Richard highlight the producer's third album.
- Andy Kellman
AllMusic Staff Pick - June 13, 2024
The solo debut from the leader of Tangerine Dream, released 50 years ago this month, is a set of four synthesizer pieces, free-form and pastoral. The lengthy title track is quite naturalistic, organized around a series of synth bubbles and water sounds, while "NGC 891" reflects Froese's interest in space rock.
- John Bush