David Bowie, March 2013; photo by Jimmy King

In the wake of David Bowie’s death, here’s a rollup of the more worthwhile memorials, tributes and career examinations I’ve found.

photo by Heather Wilson Smith

Here are five of my favorite autumnal albums: sounds that emit a subdued, warm glow; and soft, round edges, manifested as organic, woody and resonant instrumentation.

bohemia

Between his terrific new album and reissues of his obscure work, it’s a great time to discover DIY pop godfather Martin Newell, aka The Cleaners From Venus. Click for full review.

NYCJan15Music

Because what’s better than crate digging?

CfVv2

Essential music from UK indie pop godfather Martin Newell.