Lucinda Williams' new album may be titled Little Honey, but Lucinda has never been the sugary type. She keeps it raw on this strong follow-up to last year's excellent West. "If Wishes Were Horses," is a dusty heart breaker.
Keane has always been moody dudes, but on their third album, Perfect Symmetry, they actually sound like they're having fun. "Spiralling," the opening cut and first single, sets the bouncy tone with its '80s-inspired dance pop.
After returning to Rilo Kiley last year, Jenny Lewis released her second solo disc, Acid Tongue. "The New Messiah," is a winner on many levels.