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Commonplace: 2022 Listens

Blue Heron Suite (2021)
Sarah Jarosz
A beautiful recording. It feels like the band is sitting in the room with me. I'll have to listen to the lyrics at some point.
The Sweetest Sound – Angelo Verploegen, Ed Verhoeff, Eric van der Westen
The Sweetest Sound (2018)
Verploegen, Verhoeff, van der Westen
So smooth. So laid back. So precise. So well captured. See also The Duke Book.
Tove Styrke – Hard
Hard (2022)
Tove Styrke
Pop that brings you back. Gated drums on the intro track make you think Phil Collins is involved. "Start Walking" and "Show Me Love" also slap.
Fear of the Dawn (2022)
Jack White
"Hi-De-Ho" & "Into the Twilight". Woah.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Unlimited Love
Unlimited Love (2022)
Red Hot Chili Peppers
I quite liked their previous effort. This one isn't quite there, but it has some strong moments.
Nine Lives (2022)
Kendra Morris
Soulful. Funky. With violins. Yes.
Candid (2020)
A lovely cover album.
Silk Sonic
An Evening with Silk Sonic (2021)
Silk Sonic
Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, and Silk Sonic. A smooth play on motown, with a fair bit of humor.
What Kinda Music (2020)
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes
The percussion; it's complicated!
I Don't Live Here Anymore (2021)
The War on Drugs
Front to back good.
Jon Batiste, Cory Wong Meditations
Meditations (2020)
Jon Batiste, Cory Wong
Track 1, "Meditation", is achingly pretty. I'm warming to the rest.
Few Good Things (2022)
Shawn shared this and I can't disagree that it might be hip-hop album of the year already.
Obviously (2021)
Lake Street Dive
The first 9 songs are nearly perfect.
Brandi Carlile In These Silent Days
In These Silent Days (2021)
Brandi Carlile
Another killer album from Carlile.
Hell on Church Street (2022)
Punch Brothers
I haven't listened closely yet, but I like what is on in the background.
Remind Me Tomorrow (2019)
Sharon Van Etten
Somehow I have never heard her music before. I'm just starting to dip into this one.
Shore (2020)
Fleet Foxes
This one is back to basics. "I'm Not the Season" is probably my favorite track.
Brothertiger Plays… (2017)
As a Tears for Fears fan, I think Brothertiger does some nice work here.