Sometimes simplicity is best and sometimes you just want to feel— Sister Ray’s Communion is full of feeling. The album is mostly just Ella Coyes on their guitar, singing personally abstract songs with a few one-liners that resonate fully after multiple listens. The way it’s mixed makes it feel like Coyes is right there in the room with you or catching up with you over the phone about the joys and sorrows in their mind and life. It’s relatable, but also deeply vulnerable — pure poetry.
By Ben Boddez
The Italian Eurovision champs’ first majority-English album is full of roaring solos, raspy vocals, and delightful sleaze.