"Suck On This" Car Seat Headrest "Dangerous Woman" In Top Albums Of The Week - May 14-20
Fri, 20 May 2016 12:52:14
This week saw albums releases from some of the biggest names in music, period. Bob Dylan unveiled Fallen Angels, a stunning record that displays Dylan's still impressive vocal talents and production abilities. Eric Clapton debuted I Still Do, which shows he certainly can still rock. Blake Shelton's 10th studio album, If I'm Honest, features the country singer collaborating with new girlfriend Gwen Stefani, and may be his best release to date.
Lesser-known artists also put out sensational new works. Rich and dense, Pantha du Prince's new album, The Triad, rewards listeners looking for something deeper. Tim Heidecker, of Tim & Eric fame, released a funny and rockin' new record, In Glendale. Mutual Benefit unveiled his sophomore album, Skip A Sinking Stone, and he spoke to ARTISTdirect about his stunning music video for "Dreamers."
Here are our favorites:
Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman - Republic
Ariana Grande finally released her third album, Dangerous Woman. It's sexy, seductive, and everything one could want out of the follow up to 2014's My Everything. It also features collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Macy Gray, and Future.
Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial - Matador
On Car Seat Headrest's second album for Matador, Teens of Denial, frontman Will Toledo is clever, yet emotionally raw. His songwriting is smart and takes a look at both himself and modern society. Teens of Denial grabs styles from across the indie rock landscape and turns them into a smooth and still jagged sounding, coherent, and intelligent release.
Die Antwoord - Suck On This - self released
Die Antwoord's first official mixtape finds the duo pairing up with two unknown characters, God and the Black Goat. It's always fun watching this twosome do whatever they want, and the format of the mixtape fits them perfectly. Read Ninja's introduction to Suck On This.
Marissa Nadler - Strangers - Sacred Bones Records/Bella Union
Experimenting with different approaches to songwriting, from classic folk-based rhyme structures to a cut-up technique, Marissa Nadler represents consistent quality and constant surprise. ARTISTdirect spoke with Marissa Nadler about her musical memories.
Various Artists - Day Of The Dead - 4AD
It's massive. Day of the Dead features 59 songs from the who's who of indie rock. For those unaware, it also benefits the Red Hot Organization, which raises funds for HIV and AIDS awareness. What can be bad about an album that features The National, Courtney Barnett, the War on Drugs, Wilco, and also benefits a good cause.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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