Album Review: "And In The Darkness Hearts Aglow" By Weyes Blood (8/10)

Sub Pop Records

Producers: Natalie Mering and Jonathan Rado

I’ve been hearing chanteuse Weyes Blood on college radio for the past few years. Struck by her combination of pop and edginess, I finally bought her latest, although here the focus is on beauty rather than experimentation. The lush production is immaculate, and her voice is a thing of grace and beauty. “Children of The Empire” has a lovely, echoed breakdown at the end, and “God Turn Me into A Flower” ends with an ecstatic fade into rainforest sounds. Otherwise, this release contends with late Fleetwood Mac for gorgeous pop. – David Arnson