New Reviews for March 1, 2024

Where's My Utopia?Editor's choice
Island / Republic
Leeds post-punks upstage their Mercury Prize-nominated debut with a wry, chaotic, and infectious follow-up produced by Gorillaz's Remi Kabaka, Jr.
- Marcy Donelson
Speak to MeEditor's choice
Blue Note
A gorgeously textured and varied set from the enigmatic guitarist featuring production from Joe Henry.
- Timothy Monger
Tzadik Records
The musical polymath broadens his scope with an album of completely instrumental cosmic jazz and ambient cinema-scapes.
- Fred Thomas
Parallel RealmsEditor's choice
Album eight hits a sweet spot with 17 bittersweet, grooving synth pop tracks that play out like an hour-long DJ set for the alienated.
- Marcy Donelson
Underdressed at the Symphony
Secretly Canadian
A lush, laconic album that can sometimes feel like a 21st century spin on yacht rock.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Playing Favorites
Third Man Records
The Philly band make their Third Man Records debut with their most stylistically diverse yet still rockin' album to date.
- Matt Collar
One of Tom Jenkinson's most well-rounded full-lengths, with tracks ranging from solemn guitar meditations to acidcore rave madness.
- Paul Simpson
I So Liked SpringEditor's choice
Captured Tracks
Originally available only on cassette, this 1996 album features the words of Victorian-era poet Charlotte Mew as interpreted by a pioneer of lo-fi indie.
- Fred Thomas
Alone Together
AllMusic Staff Pick - March 3, 2024
Long considered a classic and a revelation to listeners who had taken guitarist Jim Hall for granted, this set of duets with bassist Ron Carter has near-telepathic communication between the two musicians and quiet music full of inner tension and fire.
- Scott Yanow