We’re gearing down into the time of holiday releases soon, a true desert where there are next to no new releases to hang your hat on, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a couple good weeks in front of us before. This week we have the long anticipated solo record from My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, it’s soulful and lovely in a simultaneously unexpected and totally expected way. Alpines come out with a sophomore effort that we’ve been awaiting for a while and Alicia Keys and Common each have efforts to bring a little more soul and social consciousness into the world. Who knows, next week the world could end, so listen now and get some beauty in your life before we’re all plunged into darkness.
Jim James – Eternally Even
American Wrestlers – Goodbye Terrible Youth
Common – Black America Again
STRFKR – Being No One, Going Nowhere
Alpines – Another River
Alicia Keys – HERE