New View (Frenchkiss Records) Early in “He Didn’t Mention His Mother,” the first song on Eleanor Friedberger’s latest record, she sings of a (likely) former lover, “Today I am frozen, but tomorrow I will write about you.” That line sums up the ethos of Friedberger’s writing — she comes across as muddled and lost in the present, but sees the past with unusual clarity. Indeed, she has a knack for writing about personal events with such detail and perspective that it invokes a sense of closeness and shared nostalgia in listeners even of divergent backgrounds. New View, her third solo album since shelving the Fiery Furnaces, the art-rock band she shared with her brother, is perhaps her most “rock” album yet. The instruments burn brightly, drowning her voice on occasion and giving the arrangements a ramshackle feel. Even on pop songs such as the Paul McCartneyesque “Sweetest Girl” — built around the refrain, “Sweet girl with the broken heart/Stop crying so I won’t start” — her vocals are slightly distorted and married to a fuzzy, bubbling bassline. Flourishes such as that, the fingerpicked acoustic guitar in “Never Is a Long Time,” and the glam-rock guitar in “Two Versions of Tomorrow” keep things from getting too monochromatic. Friedberger is one of the finest writers of her generation of musicians, and New View finds her voice as sharp as ever.