albums of the week
Orville Peck subverts country music conventions with “Bronco”
In this new “bro-country” movement, subversion is completely lost, which is why someone like Orville Peck, with the first two chapters of his latest album “Bronco,” is so important for this era of country music.
Grace Conheady’s “Hello, Goodbye, and In Between” is an elegy for those in limbo
While you can just sit and let the instrumentals envelop you in a hazy fog of sound and be perfectly content with the album, focusing on the lyrics adds extra depth that is perfect background fodder for a good cry.