Today we get new ones from two highly-respected, dance-inspired acts from the UK, that guy who “loves college,” the supergroup featuring members of Hanson and Smashing Pumpkins, and the debut from Pharrell and Kanye’s favorite new act (who’s named after the guy who sculpted the Lincoln Memorial):
Depeche Mode, Sounds Of The Universe (left)
When you’ve sold as many albums as Depeche Mode has, it’s totally acceptable to speak in universal terms.
Pet Shop Boys, Yes
New Depeche Mode and Pet Shop Boys albums on the same day?! Want me to pinch you?
Mr. Lif, I Heard It Today
Politically-minded MC drops his third album, but considers it a follow up to his first.
Art Brut, Art Brut vs. Satan
“DC Comics and Chocolate Milkshake”–with a song like that Satan doesn’t stand a chance.
Tinted Windows, Tinted Windows
Alas, the highly anticipated debut from the supergroup consisting of members from Hanson, Smashing Pumpkins, Cheap Trick, and Fountains of Wayne.
Rick Ross, Deeper Than Rap
I like that he uses the word “rap” instead of “hip-hop.”
Asher Roth, Asleep In The Bread Aisle
Let the Eminem comparisons begin.
Chester French, Love The Future
“We’re named after a sculptor.”
Empire Of The Sun, Walking On A Dream
“Oh yeah, we’re named after a novel–and our album cover kicks everyone else’s ass this week!”
Chimaira, The Infection
I can’t listen to a Chimaira album without my voice hurting afterwards.
Modbilly, The Boxmasters
I’d tell you about their drummer, but he doesn’t want to talk about his acting career.