Crimson staff writer
Clara V. Nguyen
Instead of smoothing life over with the silver-tongued charm of their early days, the band lets “Asphalt Meadows” grow like weeds fighting through concrete.
A quietly resolute statement of bravery written for the upcoming TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel “Conversations with Friends,” Bridgers’ latest work rises to the forefront of her discography both on its own and in dialogue with her previous output.
Styles announced “As It Was” as the lead single off his upcoming album “Harry’s House,” and the honesty of his longing for bygone days will surely hit close to home for many.
Judy Collins’s song covers are nothing short of alchemy. Her first album of all original material that, also as if by magic, evokes collective nostalgia for her own beloved recollections.
Mitski’s creative fire, still an unstoppable force after her two-year break from performing, clears out a space to soothe the pain that such drastic change can bring.
Rodrigo couldn’t have chosen a better venue for her Dec. 7 NPR Tiny Desk (home) concert than a vacant DMV office, whose “interesting vibes” she noted during her set of four songs from “SOUR.”