Today is our lucky day. We’ve got several great new albums from female artists, so let’s get right into it.
Anni Rossi — Rockwell (4AD Records)
A viola player with a pretty and pleasant voice, Anni Rossi releases her debut album with tracks produced by Steve Albini. The backing cello and light drums make Rossi’s music more playful and full, and there’s no bad song on the entire CD.
Julie Doiron — I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day (Jagjaguwar Records)
Canadian singer Julie Doiron has a sound similar to Feist, so fans of the “I Feel it All” singer will like Doiron’s songs about surviving after a failed relationship. Her melodic-rock has an overall pop tint, so it’s both accessible and interesting.
Kelly Clarkson — All I Ever Wanted (RCA Records)
By now, you’ve probably heard the first single, “My Life Would Suck Without You.” The good news is, the rest of Clarkson’s new album is the kind of pop-rock ala “Since You’ve Been Gone” we’ve come to expect from her (minus her failed last album).
Mirah — (A)spera (K Records)
One of the hardest working women in indie rock, queer musician Mirah has put out another album with eccentric instrumentals complementing her abstract lyrics. Fans of her music will not be disappointed in her latest work.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs — It’s Blitz (Interscope Records)
The New York trio had to move up their release date after the album leaked early, which only worked out better for us. It’s Blitz is straight-up perfect modern rock with elements of glam, punk and dance. Karen O and crew have yet to release something that’s less than great, and this is no exception.