New Reviews for April 12, 2024

Don't Forget Me
The singer-songwriter's third album is a candid, musically assured statement of her independent spirit.
- Matt Collar
A confident, often celebratory set of alt-pop and dance-rock that finds the candid lyricist rebounding from the mental-health struggles of her debut.
- Marcy Donelson
One Deep River
Blue Note / EMI / EMI Records
A reliable mix of sentimentality, wit, and warm storytelling from the English journeyman.
- Timothy Monger
Perceive Its Beauty, Acknowledge Its Grace
Impulse! / Verve
The first full-length by the British jazzman to fully explore his commitment to the flute, with an illustrious cast.
- Thom Jurek
All GistEditor's choice
Paradise of Bachelors
The two fingerstyle guitar aces converge for a third volume of intricate and tasteful duets.
- Timothy Monger
Silence Is LoudEditor's choice
Full-length debut from the award-winning singer/producer, seamlessly blending jungle's head-rush breakbeats with neo-soul introspection.
- Paul Simpson
Red Hot & Ra: The Magic CityEditor's choice
Red Hot Organization
Meshell Ndegeocello explores the music and example of Sun Ra, aided by a star-studded cast that includes Marshall Allen and Immanuel Wilkins.
- Thom Jurek
The rapper/crooner's fourth album bridges the anything-goes creativity of his early days and his later serious soulfulness.
- Heather Phares
AllMusic Staff Pick - April 17, 2024
February 17, 2017
Mike Savino's first solo outing under the indie psych-folk moniker, the project's third album highlights modifications he made to his banjo while playing out solo, including pickups, looping and pedal effects, and the ability to use his banjo head as a drum. Originally intending to rely completely on his banjo gear, he eventually brought in frequent touring partner Kishi Bashi, Ween drummer Claude Coleman, Jr., and drummer Philip Mayer for finishing touches. The resulting nine songs ultimately deliver heartfelt music that's at least as charming as it is innovative.
- Marcy Donelson