New Reviews for April 12, 2024

Don't Forget Me
Capitol
The singer-songwriter's third album is a candid, musically assured statement of her independent spirit.
- Matt Collar
I'M DOING IT AGAIN BABY!
Columbia
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 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
Island
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
Unwishing WellEditor's choice
Slumberland
A set of reflective and subdued songs from this Bay Area jangle pop outfit brings back some of the textural dreaminess of their earlier output.
- Fred Thomas
All Over the Place
AllMusic Staff Pick - April 14, 2024
1984
Although they had greater success with subsequent releases, the jangling debut from the paisley underground stars is their most satisfying album.
- Timothy Monger