We’ve already pointed out the albums you need to listen to in the next few weeks, but here’s a guide to the week’s best new songs.
You know summer is well and truly over when the humidity recedes, the days start getting shorter and the big album releases start coming thick and fast. Yep, it’s almost time for the September rush, and this year the crop is particularly good — so much so, in fact, that we’ve expanded our usual round-up of 10 albums you need to hear in the month to come to a bumper list of 15. As ever, we’ve also rounded up the rest of the month’s notable releases: the good, the bad, and the ugly. So tell us: what are you looking forward to hearing in… Read More
It’s Monday, which means it’s time for another edition of our regular start-of-the-week stream-a-thon, wherein we scour the Internet for worthy and/or noteworthy albums that are streaming this week at absolutely no cost. This week we’re somewhat underwhelmed by the Dead Can Dance comeback album, but thoroughly overwhelmed by the coruscating new Nü Sensae record. There’s also Django Django’s pleasantly oddball debut record, Spaghetti Western theme music par excellence from Los Straitjackets, and conclusive proof that a Brooklyn-based Afrobeat band can be a good thing. It’s all awaiting you after the jump, so click through and get a piece of the action! … Read More