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.

The album she’s waited her whole life to make is urgent and tuneful. Click for full review.

Unassuming style, but terrific song craft. Click for full review.

Aimee Mann and Ted Leo were born to work together as The Both, their voices and sensibilities perfectly complementing one another. I hope they never stop. Click for full review.

A rich blend of sounds and textures, drawing from many cultures to create something unique. Click for full review.

Melancholy + Elegance = Melagance, Pt. 1

Because what’s better than crate digging?

A return to what they do best; disorienting, unique, wonderful. Click for full review.