Top Albums Of The Week - March 12-18
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 14:06:02
This week saw a variety of new albums hit the shelves and airwaves. Highly anticipated debuts, comebacks from some of music's biggest names, relative unknowns unveiling unthinkable beauty, this week had it all. Baauer is finally back with his debut LP, Aa (LuckyMe). Gwen Stefani made her massive Target-embraced return with This Is What The Truth Feels Like (Interscope). iLOVEMAKONNEN released the sixth iteration of his Drink More Water mixtape series.
Primal Scream has been releasing a steady stream of music since 1987, but nothing seems to be slowing them down and today they unveiled their eleventh studio LP, Chaosmosis (Ignition). Damien Jurado released the final installment of his "Maraqopa" trilogy, VIsions of Us on the Land (Secretly Canadian). Grant-Lee Phillips returned with his first album since 2012, The Narrows. And that was just the start for a week filled with stunning new releases.
Here are our favorites:
Hælos - Full Circle - Matador
If trip-hop is going to make a comeback, it'll be Hælos leading the charge. It's certainly a risk to put your eggs in that genre basket, but Hælos' debut album, Full Circle, does just that, and still comes off as creatively fresh.
Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression - Loma Vista
If Post Pop Depression is really Iggy Pop's last album, then he will be going out on a high note. The record is keen to discuss death and sex, and after the life Iggy has lead, there are few subjects that anyone knows more about.
Underworld - Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future - Universal
It's been six years since Underworld have released an album, but Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future makes all that waiting time in between well worth it. Barbara Barbara is one of Underworld's best albums period. And one that will hopefully turn heads toward a band that's been sparkling for years.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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