Album Review: "Good Woman" by The Staves (8/10)

Atlantic Distribution

Producer: John Congleton

The Staves create beautiful music, teeming with three-part harmonies that make even the simplest melodies sound expansive and full. Good Woman is no exception, but this time, the vocals share a stage with heightened instrumentation, produced by John Congleton. The Stavely-Taylor sisters have perfected the art of simplicity, and the introduction of drums and synthesizers could easily challenge the purity of their vocas. Instead, the additions offer a fresh tone. This is especially true on “Good Woman” and “Careful, Kid,” where the group experiments with a punchier rock aesthetic, giving the emotions an added bite in their lyrical delivery.