Heal the World
Sometimes a hero swoops in just when you need one, and in today’s divided world, Mavis Staples might just be the one wearing the cape. On an album that rises higher than hate and embraces love, in songs written by Jeff Tweedy and delivered with Staples’ trademark wisdom and warmth, she recalibrates our radar and reminds us of what’s important, what’s powerful, and what’s right. Read our review of that one, as well as the stellar finale from the late Sharon Jones. Also check out recent releases from Langhorne Slim and Angel Olsen.