Upon a quick inspection I sided with my niece, she’s 4, on the debate over which of The Head and the Heart’s albums are better. My apologies to my sister, my niece’s mom, who is of the opposite opinion. Though THATH’s eponymous 2011 debut may be more “interesting” in it’s musically fractured flow of rhythms, I found the heightened elements of pop/rock in their 2013 album, Let’s Be Still, to be much more engaging. The interesting thing is, this is not the first time my niece’s tastes and my tastes have crossed. We have both previously been in agreement upon the exquisite quality of Radiohead’s “Let Down” from OK Computer and Band of Horses’ “Slow Cruel Hands of Time” from Mirage Rock.
Suggested Use: In a hurry to get to work? Running late? Stuck behind a driver who is sure the roads are still super-treacherous from the snow storm and sub-zero temperatures of a week ago? Pop this guy in the disc player. It’s soothing and sometimes-playful piano parts backed by lyrical descriptions of love gone wrong should help calm you down.