New Reviews for July 12, 2024

Evolve
Jemp Records
The veteran jam band capture much of their in-concert charm on this lively, loose record.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine
CharmEditor's choice
Clairo / Virgin
Forsaking both the bedroom and the orchestra, Claire Cottrill's third album is an alternately sprightly and languid excursion into vintage soul with psychedelic hints.
- Tim Sendra
X's
Partisan
The Texas act proves their expertise at using space and whispers to channel echoes of lost love.
Eno [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]Editor's choice
UMR / Verve / Verve International
The soundtrack to a generative biographical documentary provides a well-rounded view of the iconic artist's 50-year solo career.
- Paul Simpson
Big IdeasEditor's choice
EMI Records / Island
The ever-candid, fun-loving, genre-melding popster reunites with Juno producer Solomonophonic for an also delightfully over-the-top sequel.
- Marcy Donelson
L.A. Times
BMG / BMG Rights Management
A look at the modern world through the colorful prism of Fran Healy's adopted home of Los Angeles.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Harmonics
Domino
The producer, remixer, and Hot Chip member teams up with friends and collaborators old and new to celebrate shared creativity.
- Heather Phares
MacroEditor's choice
Ghostly International
The Los Angeles duo's third full-length blends balmy, '60s exotica and AM pop melodies with groovy, '90s French house vibes.
- Matt Collar
The Blackbyrds
AllMusic Staff Pick - July 15, 2024
1974
This amazing album, released 50 years ago this month, is the product of six full-time Howard University students taking the direction of department head and jazz great Donald Byrd into the Fantasy Studios along with the aid of production wizard Larry Mizell. The result is some of the finest groove-oriented jazz music ever recorded.
- Robert Gabriel