Glad All Over
It’s been seven years—and two Jakob Dylan solo releases—since the last Wallflowers album. And they sure do sound thrilled to be back together on a set with spirit, soul and even funky grooves all over. 
Born to Sing: No Plan B
With that voice, what else was he gonna do? Be a mime? Clearly Plan A has worked out pretty well for the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, who, at 67, gives bluesy, lived-in life to these tunes. 
Her 2011 debut, Lights, and its hit title track smacked of Kylie-esque dance-pop. But making a big step up on her second set, this Brit is now more in the sisterhood of Florence + the Machine and Björk. 
Van the Man could certainly teach these other Irishmen a thing or two about soul. Lead singer Danny O’Donoghue, a coach on The Voice UK, may even rap, but his pop-rock trio’s third album has an overall blandness.