Eleanor Friedberger - New View (French Kiss, 2016) // New Vinyl
Eleanor Friedberger was half of the brother / sister (with occasional appearances by grandmother) group Fiery Furnaces. That band's outfit was prone to, shall we say, fits of fancy? At the very least they were an acquired taste with a few albums that really merit your time and energy. As a solo artist Friedberger still has some idiosyncracies, but her focus is tighter and her way around a song that seems to have fingerprints from every decade and genre from 60s pop to current experimental rock is indisputable. This third solo effort proves her staying power.