Vengo
Vengo

Ana Tijoux

Vengo

March 18, 2014

Latin Rap

Neither as melancholy as 1977 nor as angry as La Bala, this is far more ambitious musically. Tijoux's music braids hip-hop cumbia, Andean folk, digital dub, brassy funk, soul, pop and jazz, or any combination she desires, placing them all at her command.

- Thom Jurek

The Delta Sweete
The Delta Sweete

Bobbie Gentry

The Delta Sweete

March 1, 1968

Country-Pop

With the recent release of Mercury Rev's tribute to Delta Sweete, it's the perfect time to revisit the original. Featuring covers of songs Bobbie Gentry grew up with as well as originals inspired by her Mississippi childhood, her 1968 debut album's mix of country, folk, blues and soul expands on the unforgettable sound she created with "Ode to Billie Joe."

- Heather Phares