These terrific discs (or downloads) somehow managed to become hits without us having to convince you to buy them. Pick them up if you’re among the few who haven’t.
These terrific discs (or downloads) somehow managed to become hits without me having to convince you to buy them. But I’ll try anyway: Pick them up if you’re among the few who haven’t.
· “The Promise,” Bruce Springsteen: Late ’70s Boss comes together with his more modern sensibilities in this amazing second take on “Darkness on the Edge of Town.”
· “American Slang,” The Gaslight Anthem: Jersey rock with a punkish edge and an appreciation for its influences, including Mr. Springsteen.
· “The Suburbs,” Arcade Fire: Intelligent, literate take on aging and life’s tough choices — their best album yet, and that’s saying something.
· “High Violet,” The National: More moody meditations that manage to be dark and uplifting at the same time.
· “Band of Joy,” Robert Plant: Plant continues to explore his Americana side, and the only shame of it is that he didn’t do it sooner. Now, give us “Honeydrippers Vol. II,” please.
Contact Peter Chianca at firstname.lastname@example.org.