The Inevitable End
The Inevitable End

Röyksopp

The Inevitable End

November 10, 2014

Downbeat

Five years on and the electronic duo's purported "final" album holds up as a career highlight featuring some of their best material. In addition to the standout "Skulls" and a beefed-up version of "Monument" with Robyn, this farewell also includes a handful of Jamie Irrepressible features and a pair of standouts courtesy of Susanne Sundfor ("Save Me," "Running To The Sea"). You can currently find them in the process of releasing their Lost Tapes rarities.

- Neil Z. Yeung

The End of the World [1963]
The End of the World [1963]

Skeeter Davis

The End of the World [1963]

1963

Country-Pop

Whether heavy-hearted country-pop is still in style or back in style, this 1963 release, named for the iconic number two hit, has tear-stained pillows to spare. With production by Chet Atkins and Anita Kerr, songs by the likes of Kander & Ebb and Goffin & King, Davis' trademark double-tracked harmonies, and sentiments like "(I Want to Go) Where Nobody Knows Me," it offers catharsis far beyond its title track.

- Marcy Donelson