Artist: Mason Jennings Track: "City of Ghosts" Album: Blood of Man Listen

Jennings retreated to a Minnesota cabin to record this work, which is darker than much of his previous material but retains his penchant for both melody and metaphor. Blood of Man resists a quick toss into the folk-rock pile -- where releases such as Mason Jennings fell so easily. "City of Ghosts" finds him channeling Bryan Ferry and Lou Reed, and the results work surprisingly well.