Badly Drawn Boy: One Plus One Is One – (Astralwerks)
The maverick Brit songwriter gets back to basics with a twist. His intimate songs are dosed with psychedelic whimsy.
Tanya Donelly: Whiskey Tango Ghosts – (4AD)
The former Throwing Muse and Belly babe returns with a stripped-back disc that puts the emphasis on “sensual.”
k.d. Lang: Hymns From The 49th Parallel – (Nonesuch)
The thrilling vocalist’s new disc tips the hat to home, covering Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Cockburn and other Canadians.