In League with Dragons is missing just about everything that has made past Mountain Goats albums so great.
U.F.O.F. is mostly listenable—if a bit derivative—indie folk with a few flashes of brilliance sprinkled throughout the tracklist.
Quiet Signs is a meager helping of Jessica Pratt's pretty and subtly psychedelic style of folk songwriting.
Though an improvement on his previous solo effort, Kurt Vile's new album could have used some trimming.
The two-disc Scars of Man finds Panopticon separating the black metal and American folk elements of his music, rendering it generic.
Natalia Lafourcade and Los Macorinos explore the wide world of Latin American folk music with a generous tracklist of quality originals and creative revisions on Musas Vol. 2.
Though a few missteps keep Ruins from being First Aid Kit's best album, it's still packed with well-written, well-performed, and well-produced folk pop songs.