Songs Worth Listening To

These soul-quenchers currently on rotation:

The Civil Wars nurse the sting in “The One That Got Away”

Anais Mitchell takes on “Shepherd”/ “Young Man In America”/ “Tailor”

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Things are Backwards but Beautiful in Hadestown

You know when you come across an album that shakes things up in the best possible way?
Anaïs Mitchell’s haunting and heartfelt Hadestown was just this kind of discovery.

This 2010 “folk opera” is Mitchell’s thoughtful retelling of the Eurydice and Orpheus myth, told through the lens of a post-apocalyptic distopia. Sad and beautiful like the lovers’ tale itself, the album is a highly-recommended gem.