Jun 6, 2014 9:00 AM
Even when the sun is out and the weather warm, we all have dark days. And even if they're few and far between, a warm summer sunset or a hazy morning can be perfect backgrounds for gorgeous, moody music. Sharon Van Etten's fourth album, Are We There ($7) fits such a description. Although her previous albums also spotlighted her sorrowful, soaring vocals, this one adds layers of instrumentation to back her up on a collection of songs about the pitfalls of a doomed relationship.