Top Albums Of The Week - June 16-22
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:56:32
It seems like most everyone cleared the way for the return of Gucci Mane this week. Nonetheless, there were still a number of artists that put out new albums. Jeremih showed that he is still atop the R&B game with his new free mixtape, Late Nights: Europe, the follow up to 2015's Late Nights - it might finally be time to not only associate him with "Birthday Sex."
Composer Tristan Perich isn't in competition with Gucci, so it's no surprise that the sound artist who focuses on one bit sound released his album Noise Patterns today. New Zealand's Trust Punks debut their new album Double Bind. And that's only the beginning for a week that may not have been filled with new releases, but the ones that were are worth listening to.
Here are our favorites:
Gucci Mane - Everybody Looking - Atlantic
Here's the album everyone has been waiting for. We recommend you just go listen.
Floating Points - Kuiper - Luaka Bop/Pluto
Experimental music with moody guitars and melodic hooks, Floating Point's Kuiper may be cerebral, but that doesn't mean it isn't a joy to listen to.
MSTRKRFT - Operator - Last Gang
MSTRKRFT returns to their punk-influenced ways on Operator. It may be their first album since 2009's Fist of God but it doesn't seem like they've missed a beat.
Lil Durk - Durk 2X - Def Jam
Durk 2X was originally supposed to be a free mixtape, but the songs on it are so well-crafted that you'll understand why they opted to make it a full album. It might be overshadowed by Gucci's release, but Durk does trap about as well as can be done.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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