Dinosaur Jr., Nels Cline, Wild Beasts Soar In Top Albums Of The Week - July 30 - August 5
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 14:05:10
As of this moment, there is still no new Frank Ocean album, so while you sit and wait for Boys Don't Cry, go ahead and check out some of the other stellar albums that came out today. Movie lovers might relish the opportunity to listen the Suicide Squad soundtrack, which features a Rick Ross and Skrillex collab, a gem from Grimes, a collaboration between Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, Action Bronson, and Mark Ronson, as well as tracks from Eminem, Kevin Gates, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, and several others. Toro Y Moi fans can listen to Live From Trona, which documents a concert played beneath the Trona Pinnacles in California.
Meanwhile, Chicago-based, three-piece, instrumental band Russian Circles released the dark and stellar Guidance. And that was only the beginning for week filled with stellar albums even without Ocean's Boys Don't Cry.
Here are our favorites:
Dinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not - Jagjaguwar
Dinosaur Jr. is back with their first album in four years. Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not is not so much a return to form as it is a showing of continued excellence from one of the most reliable bands of the past four decades.
Wild Beasts - Boy King - Domino
Wild Beasts' fifth LP, Boy King, is a concept album dealing with the self-destructive effects of modern-day masculinity. It's effective in its message, while also being somewhat glitzy. Their brand of brooding electro-pop continues to become silkier and silkier.
Nels Cline - Lover - Blue Note
Nels Cline's Lovers is 91 minutes long and features a 23-musician ensemble. That may seem like too much, but in the capable hands of the Wilco guitarist it's just right.
DJ Snake - Encore - Interscope
William Sami Etienne Grigahcine, aka DJ Snake, released his debut LP Encore today, and if you don't know who that is, you soon will. The record features collaborations with everyone from Skrillex to Justin Bieber to Young Thug.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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