Open Door Policy is the 8th and latest album from The Hold Steady, filled with stories about  mental health, the destructive influence of wealth in society, food, and other human stories. Giving those stories a voice is the sing/talking style of Craig Finn, who has a way of conveying the human spirit better than most. 

Valerie June is out with a new album, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers, which is our featured Album of the Week. This is her third album, and first since 2017, and her first where she took on a co-producer role alongside Jack Splash (Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys, John Legend).

Everything about Valerie June seems to be on another level; this album almost feels like she's taking you along on her spiritual journey, with meditations included.