Top Albums Of The Week - March 26 - April 1
Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:22:37
Does anyone know how many albums came out this week? Just combing through any list of the Aril 1st releases is enough to make you dizzy. In short, the sheer volume of records released today is staggering. Andrew Bird unveiled his new album, Are You Serious, which also features the stunning "Left Handed Kisses" with Fiona Apple. Autolux released their newest work Pussy's Dead. Explosions in the Sky also debuted their first album in half a decade, The Wilderness.
ARTISTdirect interviewed Black Stone Cherry earlier this week, who released their album Kentucky today. Tacocat released their third highly anticipated album Lost Time. Yeasayer put out their fourth album and first since 2012's Fragrant World, Amen & Goodbye. dvsn put out Sept. 5th. And that was only the beginning for a week that was filled with awesome new albums debuted by bands from around the music map.
Here are our favorites:
The Last Shadow Puppets - Everything You've Come to Expect - Domino
We would love to tell you all about the strange dream that is Everything You've Come to Expect. But it would just be better if you heard it straight from Alex Turner's mouth.
Mogwai - Atomic - Temporary Residence Ltd.
Believe it or not, but Atomic is Mogwai's ninth album. They've been at the top of the post rock game for more than a little while, and their newest album just reconfirms they belong at the top of their genre.
Weezer - Weezer (The White Album) - Atlantic
Weezer was formed in Los Angeles, California, and their newest self-titled album is very much an ode to the state that spawned them. As corny as that can be, Weezer pulls it off with the skill of savvy veterans who know more than their fair share of L.A. stories.
Charles Bradley - Changes - Daptone Records
Changes is only Charles Bradley's third studio album. The 67 year old has been around the block more than a few times, but his music still sounds fresh, and, just like Mr. Bradley, stands the test of time.
Frankie Cosmos - Next Thing - Bayonet Records
Greta Kline is her name, and Frankie Cosmos is just for the stage and probably some interviews. But nonetheless, Next Thing is able to tie together pieces of conversations into a well-rounded, thoughtful narrative that is as much like poetry as it is like music.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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