Compared to the minimal composition on "For Emma...", the follow-up is more expansive and even experimental.
Boys -- and particularly the heartbreak they've caused -- are the centerpiece of the new sophomore album from Adele, the 22-year-old British singer-songwriter and 2009 Best New Artist winner at the Grammys.
With an insanely high rating of 9.2 from Pitchfork.com, a main stage slot at Coachella, followed by a world tour with sold out shows, it would appear that 2010 is primed to be the best year yet for James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem. Yes, This IS Happening.
Without drums and guitars, Gabriel enlists the help of a full orchestra. Brimming with lush orchestrations that expose the vocals and lyrics, Peter Gabriel zeroed in on the emotion in the songs that he chose to cover.
Known for their emotionally naked lyrics, the Avett Brothers don't hide behind elaborate metaphors or vague language.
Discovery is a side-project of sorts (started in 2005) for Vampire Weekend's keyboardist and producer, Rostam Batmanglij and Ra Ra Riot singer Wes Miles. Four years later, they've finally completed an album entitled "LP" released on XL Recordings.
Metric holds a soft spot in my heart next to beer and grilled cheese sandwiches -- all things that I never get sick of.