I'm listening to the new Okkervil River album The Stage Names. Will Sheff and company have done it again. In this era when the fear of a sophomore or junior slump is all-pervasive, it's a great relief to find artists able to sustain their initial promise. Anyway, I recommend it gleefully, particularly for those of you whose musical pleasure is lyrics-driven. You can hear for yourself why on their website, which is presently streaming the record. Just go to the "Media" section.