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
The Complete Vanguard Recordings
AllMusic Staff Pick - July 14, 2024
February 5, 2002
In this era, the group featured future bluegrass luminaries Doyle Lawson, Ricky Skaggs, Mike Auldridge, and Jerry Douglas alongside the established legends guitarist/vocalist Charlie Waller and banjo player Bill Emerson. With talented artists like these, it comes as no surprise that the music is top-notch -- the thing that really sets these recordings apart is the fact that the band was choosing to perform songs by decidedly non-bluegrass musicians such as John Prine, Gordon Lightfoot, Paul Simon, and Kris Kristofferson, and still managing to transform these progressive songwriters' works into down-home stomps.
- Zac Johnson