self-titled album gives me a sense of belonging. The singer-songwriter’s extreme normcore sound is tailor-made for people in my demographic. In the tradition of the storied chanteuses Carole King and Robert Flack, Lianne La Havas songs like “Can’t Fight” and “Paper Thin” are in keeping with similarly age-appropriate favorites by K.D. Lang, Shelby Lynne and Lizz Wright. La Havas’ lovely form of easy listening is talkin’ to my generation.
I review Mike Dillon’s remarkable new album Rosewood at Plastic Sax.
Opera update: Programmers at the Metropolitan Opera began slipping reruns into their free stream schedule. How dare they! Scotland Opera’s production of Stuart MacRae’s outstanding “Anthropocene” is among the unconventional works I’ve come across since being forced to look further afield. I’m now at 118 operas in 118 days.
(Original image by There Stands the Glass.)