It’s hard sometimes to unplug enough from the steady stream of upsetting news long enough to write about the daily album selection. Every day there’s a new outrage to process on so many different fronts that you have to find some distance from it for a little while. Whatever your chosen escape is – mine is music, of course – that time that you devote to your favorite diversion is often the most healing, perspective-changing moment of the day. We’re all being put under great pressure at this time, with so many important crises to know about and deal with, so we must make sure to give ourselves a break, if only for a few minutes. For me, it makes all the difference in the world.