New Reviews for May 24, 2024

ClancyEditor's choice
Atlantic / Fueled by Ramen Records
The Ohio super duo end their multi-album, metaphorical mythology with yet another genre-blurring collection.
- Neil Z. Yeung
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Capitol / Polydor
The Modfather is in a mellow, reflective mood on this supple, playful album.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Sunday Morning Put-OnEditor's choice
Loma Vista
The eclectic violinist goes all-in for jazz on this subtle, evocative exploration of the Great American Songbook.
- Mark Deming
Frog in Boiling WaterEditor's choice
Concord / Fantasy
The band's despondently beautiful fourth album pairs songs about a world falling apart with seductive sonics and a little bit of hope.
- Heather Phares
Walking After DarkEditor's choice
Trouble in Mind
The double album from this psychedelic collective splits its time evenly between sleepless, observational, lyrical songs and free-floating jams.
- Fred Thomas
News of the Universe
Sub Pop
Shana Cleveland and her bandmates embrace maturity and musical growth on their engaging fifth album.
- Mark Deming
Baby JEditor's choice
Drag City
Now available on physical formats, the Emmy-winning comedian takes a darker, long-form turn with a special chronicling addiction and rehab.
- Marcy Donelson
PlacentaEditor's choice
International Anthem
The Los Angeles-based producer and percussionist assembles a wonderful cast for a conceptual album centered on birth and parenthood.
- Thom Jurek
Henki
AllMusic Staff Pick - May 30, 2024
November 26, 2021
The not-so-disparate worlds of botany and history collide on the likeably outlandish Henki, a self-described "flora-themed hypno-folk-metal" collaboration between English folk provocateur Richard Dawson and Finnish experimental rock veterans Circle. Wild, protean hard rock songs rooted in psychedelic folk and delivered with Green Man-worthy gusto.
- James Monger