Depeche Mode – Spirit
Fourteenth album is the charm? These veteran rockers know what they’re doing and while the album wasn’t written about he who shall not be named, it is an anthem for the times we live.
Real Estate – In Mind
This drowsy garage rock has grown up a good bit on their newest release. While they definitely have a bit of a different sound with new lead guitarist, he’s a welcome addition.
Conor Oberst – Salutations
You can’t hear Conor Oberst without thinking about Bright Eyes, but this new album brings its own full band. So, if 2016’s Ruminations was too lonely for you, this one should do ya just fine.
Spoon – Hot Thoughts
Spoon is back! This album sounds like a pop album went through an experimental strainer phase before going out to the public (in the best way). Listen up and see what we mean.
Zara Larsson – So Good
The debut from Sweden’s 19-year-old Zara Larsson is sure to be a favorite in the pop world. She named the album ‘So Good’ because, that’s exactly what she thinks it is and hopes you think the same.
Sorority Noise – You’re Not As ____ As You Think
“If there’s no rest for the wicked, I’m as evil as they get…” With lyrics like that thrown in throughout this album, you might feel just as vulnerable as the singer.
Gary Clark Jr. – Live North America 2016
If this album is any indication of how his live shows actually were in 2016, which obviously it is, we wish we could have been there. This is raw, unrelenting, blues/soul/funk talent.
ANOHNI – Paradise
This one is going to pull at your heart strings all day. Making you think about the earth, the state of humanity, and the choices we make every day. Prepare your skin for the chills this album will create.
Pulled Apart By Horses – The Haze
It’s hard to slap a genre on these guys but look out for some fierce, hardcore noise pop from across the pond. And the album was recorded by Ross Orton of Arctic Monkeys notoriety.
No Mana – Above the Blue
A new release on the Mau5trap label, No Mana is taking the world by storm on this new progressive house/electro house album featuring Winnie Ford and Mark Slotoroff.
WOE – Hope Attrition
You’re not putting this album on for your kid’s birthday party, but if you’re looking for some high-energy heavy black metal to get your St. Paddy’s day started off right, you’ve found your album.
That’s all for this week! See you next Friday!