Brian Eno, Beyonce, Drake, It's The Biggest Top Albums Of The Week So Far - April 23-29
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:09:07
The news of Prince's death loomed over this week as thousands made the pilgrimage to Minneapolis to pay their final respects. However, the music world has kept churning and some of the most-anticipated albums of the year were released, attempting to fill the void. Aesop Rock, a New York native, but brought to fame by Minnesota-based Rhymesayers Entertainment, released his seventh studio LP, The Impossible Kid. Alt-country quartet The Jayhawks have been coming out with albums for 30 years, and the aptly titled Paging Mr. Proust serves as a simple reminder of how easy music can sound. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard dropped their eighth record in five years, the infinite-loop known as Nonagon Infinity.
Rob Zombie dropped The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, which he described as "seriously our heaviest most f***ed up musical monster to date." Claremont, California duo, We Are Scientists, released their fifth studio record Helter Seltzer. Pity Sex turned up the heat with White Hot Moon, and that was only the beginning for a week filled with a variety of spectacular new albums.
Brian Eno - The Ship - Warp
The Ship may only be two songs, but Eno is a master of textures and his interpretation of the Lou Reed-penned "I'm Set Free" is honest and direct. It reveals the importance of a song that has inspired him for years, created in a quintessential Eno manner.
Drake - Views - OVO Sound, Young Money
Drake's Views, formerly known as Views from the 6, has been one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year, and it does not disappointment. Plus, Drake teams up with Rihanna again on "Too Good," and we all know exactly how well that works.
Rogue Wave - Delusions of Grand Fur - Easy Sound Recording Company
Rogue Wave put out their sixth album, and ARTISTdirect caught up with them to discuss their Delusions of Grand Fur.
Beyoncé - Lemonade - Parkwood, Columbia
We could tell you all about Beyonce's measured emotional intelligence, but we think it would be better if you just heard the words straight from her mouth.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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