Posts By Jayson Greene

Bill Callahan: Shepherd In a Sheepskin Vest

A peerless storyteller gazes deep into domestic life and offers a long, sun-warmed double album that is a highlight of his career.

Bryce Dessner: El Chan

Indie rock’s preeminent classical composer offers a selection of piano pieces from minimal, to rousing, to a heroic concerto for two pianos backed by a full orchestra.

Beth Gibbons: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

The Portishead singer and conductor (and film-music icon) Krzysztof Penderecki deliver a surprisingly disquieting take on Górecki’s canonical symphony, a piece so familiar that it’s often taken for granted.

Nivhek: After its own death / Walking in a spiral towards the house

The new project from Grouper’s Liz Harris contains some of her most beguiling work. Spread across two long, contrasting ambient compositions, her music remains in an enigmatic class of her own.

Future: Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD

While there’s plenty of his melancholic, drug-induced staples, what you won’t find here is the Atlanta rapper stretching or surprising himself.

J. Mamana: Nothing New in the West

The debut from the prodigious singer-songwriter is a fussy and affecting album of baroque art-rock that is crowded with ideas in the best way.

Mike: War in My Pen

Of MIKE’s four projects last year, War in My Pen is the cleanest-sounding, but the New York rapper still prizes a faraway vibe that rewards close listening.

Alessia Cara: The Pains of Growing

The pop singer hits a soft reset on her second album, which isn’t a revelation, but it has the tinge of a project made with love and devotion.