PRETTY FLOWERS, THE: Golden Beat Sessions: CS

A remarkably well-executed covers record, and I should also say the selection of songs is almost too perfect. What could have been an afterthought is instead inspired—Neil Young, Phoebe Bridgers, Nick Lowe, Thin Lizzy, and Wipers, for starters. I’d be the first to say if these songs weren’t given the proper reverence, and I’m happy to say The Pretty Flowers did it right. –Matt Werts (Dirt Cult, dirtcultrecords.com)