This Week: Japanese weirdo rockers Boris’ third album for 2011; Gorillaz look back at 10 years of hits with a box set of singles; The Smashing Pumpkins remind you how great they were with reissues of Gish and Siamese Dream; Wilco puts out special vinyl for Record Store Day’s Black Friday.
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This Week: Drake is back with superstar guests; Swedish electronic outfit Korallreven’s debut; Pterodactyl is noisy and bright; 31 years of R.E.M.; A synth-phonic release from Tycho.
This Week: A beautiful and progressive release from Deerhunter frontman Brandford Cox; Cass McCombs keeps telling stories with his second album this year; Creepy auter David Lynch’s album is as odd as you would expect; Florence Welch and her Machine are massive in every way; Daniel Lopatin breaks out with another release as Oneohtrix Point Never.
This Week: Coldplay’s neon spray-painted fifth album; Justice’s return is not completely triumphant; Surfer Blood continues their pop craft on a four-song EP; Deer Tick’s liveliest album yet; Denver foursome Woodsman get loud.
This Week: M83 impresses with a double-disc; Real Estate’s Days of sunny surf pop; Gauntlet Hair is intriguing, but…; Brooklyn folk singer Elizabeth Harper is reinvented as Class Actress; My Brightest Diamond’s greatest gem is her voice.
This Week: James Blake brings Enough Thunder; Future Islands’ third album is solid; Bjork is weird and wonderful; Still Corners’ dark lullabies.
This Week: DJ Shadow pulls from endless sources; Brooklyn’s Exitmusic is dreamy but lacking substance; We Were Promised Jet Packs’ sophomore effort is fun; Zola Jesus just might cross over; Feist is back after four years with Metals.
This Week: Megafaun’s fourth album is for cloud-watching; Jens Lekman’s charming little stories; Nurses’ elastic freak folk is fun; Besnared Lakes release the score to web documentary Welcome To Pine Point; UK moody pop outfit Veronica Falls combine morbid thoughts with a preppy package.
This Week: St. Vincent’s third and most approachable album yet; Girls’ second release is heavy-hearted but even better than their last; Neon Indian expands his 80s crush; Das Racist’s first studio effort is smart, though they can still annoy; Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor and Twin Shadow’s George Lewis Jr. impress as CANT.
This Week: The Rapture return after five years of silence; Bombay Bicycle Club combine albums one and two for the third; Thundercat’s futuristic-jazz-soul (co-produced by Flying Lotus); Sir Paul McCartney re-releases a 2005 hit with Radiohead’s Nigel Godrich at the helm; TV On The Radio’s live EP, recorded one month after the loss of bassist Gerard Smith.
This Week: Red Hot Chili Peppers drop album number ten; Balam Acab inspires ooos and ahhs; Lil Wayne takes a stab at The Throne; CSS’ nu-rave sex punk; Zach Hill and Hella’s ferocious math rock.
This week: Active Child’s much-awaited debut; Patti Smith’s impressive retrospective; Ganglians are back with a cleaner sound; Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks produced by Beck; Sun Araw go for stoner album of the year.