The sixth full-length album by the Felice Brothers, “Favorite Waitress” manages to avoid taking itself seriously while providing a striking presence for the folk/rock band from New York.
Hundred Waters, an indie pop group from Florida, gained control and purpose in their second album.
Although she is defined as alternative/indie rock, Jolie Holland shifts across folk, country, jazz, and a little blues. With “Wine Dark Sea,” her sixth album since her debut “Catalpa” in 2003, Holland reaches her best sound so far with deeply emotional and slightly old-fashioned songs.
A little over two years after the release of their award-winning album, “El Camino,” the Black Keys have released “Turn Blue.” Members Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney collaborated with Danger Mouse to develop this new album, which saw a return to the heavy blues we saw in the 2010 album “Brothers.”
Terje, with the help of Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music fame, also covers a Robert Palmer song, the surprisingly sad “Johnny and Mary.” It tones down the album almost precisely in the middle, a little too early to suck the fun right out of it. However, with more enthusiasm than anywhere else in the album,
Terje infuses as much vivacity as he can into the final track, “Inspector Norse.” This song leaves you with excitement but without quite forgetting the abrupt change in the mood halfway through listening.
After three albums, Manchester Orchestra has come even closer to indie rock.
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