Brandy Clark is simply an impeccable record, with songs about love, place and identity that cement Clark as a generational talent.
The Bluegrass innovators who revolutionised the genre back when they were pesky kids have now returned with their most ambitious album.
The album is an antidote to the world’s sickly state, and the duo are merely messengers to a greater plan. Without question, Lover’s Game is the year’s best album so far.
Iris DeMent is fiery, energized, angry and invigorated on this long-awaited return.
This is music by someone who knows where he’s singing from and what it means to be. You can feel it on every track.
Taylor knows the sort of place that gives her the strongest sense of belonging. She delivers that same assuredness in her music as well.