CATE LE BON
The Backstory: Sounding like a gently eccentric, Valleys Stereolab, Cate Le Bon’s third album Mug Museum was one of 2013’ s highlights, raising expectations for where the now Los Angeles-based Welsh singer might go with her fourth album.
The Clincher: Angular and surreal for much of the time, Le Bon’s follow-up ramps up both factors to delightful effect. What They Say: “With this record there was a lot more abandon. It just seemed to come together accidentally on purpose.” Key Track: Wonderful.