Best Albums: Every Time I Die, Death Blues, Eno & Hyde

This week’s best albums

– Producer Kurt Ballou captures the best of Every Time I Die, imperfections and all.

– Through rock and drone, Death Blues (the solo project of Volcano Choir percussionist Jon Mueller) explores a new narrative that “addresses the inevitability of death as impetus to become more present in each moment.”

– The second album in two months from Brian Eno and Karl Hyde is a frenetic medley of repetitive minimalism, Afrobeat, and Hyde’s angular guitar.

Honorable mentions

Bonobo: Ten Tigers EP (Ninja Tune)

Gallows: Chains EP (Bridge 9)

OOIOO: Gamel (Thrill Jockey)