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
X's
Partisan
The Texas trio proves their expertise at using space and whispers to channel echoes of lost love.
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
Been Around
AllMusic Staff Pick - July 17, 2024
January 17, 2020
Though she turned up on some compilations, television syncs, and the odd print interview in the interim, this was the first album in 16 years from Erin Moran's retro-pop project. With the aid of producer Daniel Tashian (the Silver Seas) and collaborators including "the" Paul Williams and the Watson Twins, she constructed affectionately nostalgic arrangements for her already '60s-styled song blueprints. Far from mere '60s pastiche, the album offers entries like "Jody," which suggests the sophisti-pop of Prefab Sprout, and "Someone’s Gonna Break Your Heart" recalls '80s Pretenders, and not only due to Moran's oft-noted vocal resemblance to Chrissie Hynde.
- Marcy Donelson