Every week, I’ll share an album or two I’ve been listening to. Feel free to list your favorite recent releases in the comments below.

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This week saw the release of an excellent new folk record from U.K. singer/songwriter Laura Marling. Fans of Joni Mitchell and Bonnie Raitt should take note. Also released was an album from post-dub step (what does that even mean?) band Mount Kimbie, which should find the kids getting down with their bad selves. Other albums of note are John Fogerty’s “Wrote a Song for Everyone,” featuring a ton of special guests, like Kid Rock and Dawes; Tricky’s new album,“False Idols,”whichfeatures that Massive Attack sound he’s so famous for; and Alice in Chains’ new full-length called “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.”

What are you listening to?


See the Spotify playlist below for more tracks from this week.

Notable albums next week:

Ben Folds, “Ben Folds Five Live”

Barenaked Ladies, “Grinning Streak”

Camera Obscura, “Desire Lines”

City and Colour, “The Hurry and the Harm”

Eleanor Friedberger, “Personal Record”

Future Bible Heroes, “Partygoing”

Megadeth, “Super Collider”

Rogue Wave, “Nightingale Floors”

Laura Marling, “Once I Was an Eagle”

“‘Once I Was an Eagle’ is a work that demands to be taken as a whole, another reminder of the peculiar power of the album form, despite frequent premature declarations of its redundancy.”-The Independent


“Master Hunter”