My Better Self
My Better Self

Dar Williams

My Better Self

September 13, 2005

Alternative Folk

This more confident-sounding sixth studio album was a departure from Williams' earlier folk records, one that saw her lean into folk-rock, the '70s California vibe, and contemporary adult-alternative pop. Guests include Marshall Crenshaw and Ani DiFranco as well as members of the Hooters (Rob Hyman co-wrote two of the songs).

- Marcy Donelson

Andy Pratt
Andy Pratt

Andy Pratt

Andy Pratt

1973

Soft Rock

With his eclectic self-titled sophomore set, Boston's Andy Pratt made his first major bid into the burgeoning singer/songwriter scene, introducing himself to American audiences via the ambitious and infinitely charming outlaw pop anthem, "Avenging Annie," which became a modest hit in 1973 and remains a cult classic today.

- Timothy Monger