PJ Harvey shares the spotlight with longtime producer pal John Parish, Peter Bjorn & John churn out more goodies, Queensryche craft another album about war, and welcome to the club-ready, big-beats of Thunderheist:
Peter Bjorn & John, Living Thing (left)
This album contains my favorite single of the year (so far), “Nothing To Worry About.” Expectations are running high!
If Santigold and MSTRKRFT made an album, it might sound like this.
A-Trak, Infinity +1
That’s one hell of a guest list.
PJ Harvey & John Parish, A Woman A Man Walked By
John Parish, normally a record producer whose name is on the other side of the album, wrote and performed most of the music, while Harvey handled the lyrical and vocal work.
Gomez, A New Tide
English lads who were born to play Bonnaroo.
The Whitest Boy Alive, Rules
If you’ve never heard them before, think of The Whitest Boy Alive as a German version of Hot Chip playing their songs like Phoenix.
UGK, UGK 4 Life
RIP Pimp C.
Great Lake Swimmers, Lost Channels
Folky and haunting.
Queensryche, American Soldier
Kings of the concept album.
Bow Wow, New jack City, Pt. II
Hope he cleared this with Ice-T.
Flo Rida, R.O.O.T.S.
I don’t want to be mean–especially on his release day–but I think that “Round Round” song is horrible.