The last week of June sees some seriously hot records about to hit. If you’re getting your summer party mixtapes ready to go, don’t burn that disc until you’ve picked up some of these. Without further ado, here’s the new albums dropping on June 29th.
Scissor Sisters – Night Work – These conceptual retro-electro-glam darlings seem less and less relevantevery year, but you can’t deny that they pump out some addictive jams. This, their fourth studio album, is being hailed as “supersexual and sleazy,” which are two of my favorite adjectives, so it could certainly rule. Produced by UK hitmaker Stuart Price, the whole album was scrapped in 2009 and begun from scratch. Watch the video for “Fire With Fire.”
Dwele – World Wants Women – This Chicago-born neo-souler got a big boost by being featured on Kanye West’s new single “Power,” but he can stand on his own two feet as well.
The Dream – Love King -The-Dream is on top of the R&B world these days, so it’s surprising that his third solo album has been in the can for almost a year before hitting the streets. More of the ultra-slick modern R&B that gets his fans moist, with at least one confirmed guest spot from T.I.
A.R.E. Weapons – Darker Blue – Pioneering NYC noise-rock band known for their aggressive performances bolstered by all manner of electronic equipment are putting out their first album since 2007’s Modern Mayhem. The band is talking up a new “psychobilly” influence to the sound, which could be awesome or totally horrible. You make the call.
Diddy – Last Train To Paris – Fresh off his star-making performance in Get Him To The Greek, Diddy drops his first solo album since 2006’s Press Play. Apparently P. Diddy is taking a sort of electro-soul approach to this joint, springing from his forays into the club world. It features spots from Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Swizz Beats, Drake and more.
Three 6 Mafia – Laws Of Power – Probably the only Southern rap group that will ever win an Oscar, the pioneering crunk superstars are back with an all-new slab of dope rhymes. Laws Of Power was supposed to drop back in January but needed a little more time on the stove, and the five tracks that have been released so far are absolute bangers.
Wolf Parade – Expo 86 – Or, if you’re not so into hip-hop, why not break out the newest slab from Canadian indie-rock gods Wolf Parade. Their third studio release promises more of the melody-laden pop with gorgeous harmonies and complex arrangements that fans have come to know and love.