Welcome, time-crunched and over-stimulated music fan, to All Shook Down's High Five — a place where Byard Duncan wades through the shit to find you the hits. Well, five of them, anyway.
When celebrities and politicians orbit too far around their confessions, we consider it grating and uncouth. Sometimes we even call it perjury. When musicians do it, though, the results are often quite satisfying. This week's selections all cut different paths around their own problems and arguments. The routes taken there are by turns lush and sparse, earnest and sardonic. No one is giving away much, but there's an immense amount to be gained nonetheless.