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Sing to the Moon

Laura Mvula
COLUMBIA
The UK chanteuse could not be more confident and assured on her beautiful debut.
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Dumbo’s Circus

Elephant Room
ISLAND EARTH
Island Earth’s latest, like so much of their output, is either love or hate. Circus takes the Villebillies model to the next logical step.
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Monomania

Deerhunter
4AD
A lethargic malaise runs throughout the sixth album from Atlanta indie-rockers Deerhunter, as if the band is intentionally channeling the best of the ’90s slacker/grunge generation.
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Mind Revolution

L.M.H. (Louisville Men of Honor)
SELF-RELEASED
I can’t figure out if L.M.H. sampled Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones or Ed Schultz, as they all kind of sound like McGruff the Crime Dog.
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Los Momentos

Julieta Venegas
SONY US LATIN
On her sixth studio album, the “studio” was Julieta Venegas’ home.
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Nightmare Ending

Eluvium
TEMPORARY RESIDENCE
Eluvium is Matthew Robert Cooper, a former Louisvillian whose music leans toward the meditative reflection of drone and ambient.
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She

Alice Smith
RAINWATER/THIRTY TIGERS

Few promising careers have been as mismanaged as Alice Smith’s.

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Olde Coffee

RMLLW2LLZ
SELF-RELEASED
Some albums just make me happy for the scene.
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American Kid

Patty Griffin
NEW WEST
Patty Griffin has long been acknowledged as one of America’s finest modern songwriters.
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Recurring Dream

Implodes
KRANKY

Opening their sophomore release with the sparse and airy drone of “Wendy 2” properly sets the momentum for the remainder of the album.