Every Friday brings new music releases that you can listen to immediately on your computer or mobile device (via hoopla). Here are highlights from the albums that were released on Friday, July 24. See the regularly updated list here:
- Woman by Jill Scott
Adult Contemporary R&B. So varied that it resembles a compilation, the singer and songwriter's fifth album nonetheless contains several of the year's best R&B cuts.
- Bittersweet by Kasey Chambers
Alt-Country. Australian singer and songwriter goes it (relatively) alone, and delivers a dozen great songs and heartfelt performances.
- Ashes & Dust by Warren Haynes
Americana. The Gov't Mule and former Allman Brothers Band guitarist indulges his singer/songwriter side in collaboration with Railroad Earth.
- Y Dydd Olaf by Gwenno
Indie Pop. The ex-Pipette returns with a lovely solo album built on vintage synths and featuring dreamy songs inspired by sci-fi and sung in Welsh and Cornish.
- Into by Vinyl Williams
Alternative/Indie Rock. Relaxed inner space jams and soft rock gems, this time much more focused and hooky than on Williams' debut.
- Subjective Concepts by Strange Wilds
Alternative/Indie Rock. Fast, loud, and grimy debut album from these Olympia, Washington punks who threaten to bring back grunge and make you like it.
- Holographic Violence by Grave Babies
Alternative/Indie Rock. Third album from the Seattle-based goth group is a huge leap forward in terms of fidelity and production values.