FIRST AID KIT - THE LION'S ROAR - Swedish folk sisters in their early '20s bring their own brand of heartache and harmony. Their blended voices make me feel simultaneous joy and sadness, warmth and loss.
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III - OLDER THAN MY OLD MAN NOW - I found much to identify with in this album about aging, even though Wainwright is 25 years my senior.
JOE WALSH - ANALOG MAN - This is my first Joe Walsh solo album, which I bought for the four Jeff Lynne-produced tracks. I ended up liking the whole thing, maybe even liking the non-Lynne tracks a little better (shhhh!).