Album reviews: David Crosby, Leon Bridges and Anne-Marie

A US songwriter, a master of rythmn and blues and a chart-topping pop star are reviewed this week

Anne-Marie’s new album Therapy poses some serious questions without letting them spoil the atmosphere


David Crosby

For Free (BMG)

Decent second acts are rare in any musician’s career, but veteran US songwriter David Crosby can lay claim to be undergoing one of them. The title track – a cover of his good friend Joni Mitchell’s song – is a signifier, while the other nine reference how he has negotiated the past several decades as one of the counterculture era’s pre-eminent voices. For many, of course, Crosby won’t mean ...