Inescapably cool, Calexico's approachable "Algiers" blurs the lines between Americana, rock and Tejano.
His first full-length studio release in seven years, Jimmy Cliff's "Rebirth" embodies the finest bits of '60s and '70s reggae while having a sound that is distinctly modern.
The tribute album "Just Tell Me That You Want Me" offers a fresh, youthful take on Fleetwood Mac classics.
Pure, sweet and smooth, Michael Kiwanuka's "Home Again" is a beautifully crafted yet raw album proving soul is not dead.
Bright and colorful electronic pop, Passion Pit's aptly-titled new release "Gossamer" is an explosive yet delicate outpouring of emotions.
Santigold's sophomore release is anything but dull: "Master of My Make-Believe" provides a crowd-pleasing, uptempo fusion of electronic music, hip-hop and pop that serves as a soundtrack for summer.
A fusion of '90s British pop and folk rock, the newest release from Alberta Cross, "Songs of Patience," boasts cross-genre appeal.