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
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
Where Love Grows
Foreign Exchange Music
R&B
A concise return from the progressive R&B singer/songwriter and Foreign Exchange associate, his first release since 2010.
- Andy Kellman
Lalah Hathaway
AllMusic Staff Pick - July 12, 2024
June 29, 1990
When Lalah Hathaway's self-titled debut album came out, there was reason to believe that she might evolve into one of the top female R&B singers of the 1990s. Donny Hathaway's daughter certainly had a lot going for her -- a big vocal range and plenty of charisma, passion, and charm to go with it. She doesn't always have fantastic material to work with, but when she does, the results are quite memorable. The producers/songwriters who really do Hathaway justice include Angela Winbush on "Baby, Don't Cry" and "I Gotta Move On," and Andre Fisher on "Smile" and "Somethin'."
- Alex Henderson