Haim: Women in Music Pt III review – a cathartic walk on the blue side of life

(Columbia)
The three sisters switch into melancholy for this richly searching, explosively produced third album

On Haim’s third album, frontwoman Danielle drives endlessly around LA, away from a shaky relationship and her own malaise, sometimes towards illicit desire but mostly to nowhere at all. “Woke up at the wheel on the edge of town / It all looked the same every mile / Screaming every word of Both Sides Now,” she mutters over the stonewashed, slippery beat of I Know Alone.

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