Lana Del Rey improves as a songwriter by leaps and bounds on NFR.
David Berman's wryly depressive (or depressively wry) songwriting seems to have only gotten sharper during his decade away from music.
Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest is a wonderfully charming singer-songwriter project held back by a somewhat bloated tracklist.
In League with Dragons is missing just about everything that has made past Mountain Goats albums so great.
Mac DeMarco pares his songwriting down to something more minimal on Here Comes the Cowboy, losing a lot of personality along the way.
Though it occasionally suffers from overambition, the jazzy I Also Want to Die in New Orleans is another helping of admirable personal and social commentary from Mark Kozelek.
Quiet Signs is a meager helping of Jessica Pratt's pretty and subtly psychedelic style of folk songwriting.
Panda Bear’s latest solo outing sees his psychedelic brand of surreal folk submerged under an ocean of cascading delays and nautical vibes.