Someday (Baroque Folk)
Baroque Folk is not only the name of singer-songwriter-guitarist Hoffs’ new record label, it’s also the style of music that comprises her third solo album. Her first release under her own name since ‘96, her love of melodic pop and all things ‘60s blooms with the collaboration of former Nashville-based musician Andrew Brassell. As always, her familiar voice and Rickenbacker jangle anchor the collection, but here she presents a mature, Van Dyke Parks-esque take on the paisley pop she’s produced for three decades with her fellow Bangles. This is the best ‘60s record since, well, the ‘60s.