New albums you can hear right now: Willie Nelson, Feist, Colin Stetson, Gorillaz, Cashmere Cat, Lea Michele, John Mellencamp and more. - From Rolling Stone
Willie Nelson, God's Problem ChildThe 83-year-old American legend takes on mortality with songs that look compassionately at the vagaries of one's body aging, lifelong friendships and online rumors of his death, as well as a tribute to his former collaborator Merle Haggard, who passed away in 2016.
Will HermesHear: Spotify / Apple Music / Tidal / Amazon Music Unlimited Les Amazones d’Afrique, République AmazoneThe dizzying debut of this 10-member West African supergroup, whose ranks include Grammy-winning diva Angélique Kidjo and Malian jazz legend Mariam Doumbia, is full of expansive, politically charged tracks that envision a future where the beauty and strength of women are celebrated and honored.
Doe's giddy 1970 single "Here Come The Girls" and the Meters' disco-funk journey "It Ain't No Use," while "Tripped Out Slim" is like a New Orleans re-imagining of Isaac Hayes' "Theme From Shaft." But "Dirty Water" and "Familiar," with its herky-jerk Kendrick-style flow at the outro, fast-forward their funk into more modern territory.
All of that, combined with Moore's ambiguously poetic lyrics (including some by British poet Radieux Radio), makes for an album that could just as easily have come from the band that made him famous.
Kory GrowHear: Spotify / Apple Music / Tidal / Amazon Music Unlimited Old Crow Medicine Show, 50 Years of Blonde on BlondeIn May 2016, this scrappy Americana act celebrated the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's iconic album Blonde on Blonde with a full-album cover show at Nashville's CMA Theater.