Broken Hearts And Dirty Windows

Various Artists

This collection of random tracks is exciting and interesting, beat by beat. Playing the album is like wandering into Tootsie’s honkytonk bar in Nashville on an open-mic night — there’s a little bit country, a little bit rock ’n’ roll, a touch of theatricality and a pinch of the unexpected. Lampchop’s “Six O’Clock News” provides a dash of romance while Those Darlins’ “Let’s Talk Dirty in Hawaiian” pokes fun at such sentiments. There’s heartfelt intelligence from My Morning Jacket’s “All The Best” and tuneful sentimentality in “Mexican Home” from charming songmeister Josh Ritter. A delightful box of chocolates from beginning to end, the album is a must-have for music lovers open to the unexpected.