Essential Full-Length Releases
Albert Hammond Jr. - Momentary Masters
When The Strokes got back together in 2009; I wasn't nearly as excited for it as teenage Joy would have been. During the years that they had been on break, several of the members released solo or side projects that were just incredible; including Albert Hammond Jr., who released a solo debut, Yours to Keep, in 2006. The albums that followed The Strokes' return were far from my favorites, so I am excited to see the members back in the solo game!
Watch: "Losing Touch"
Watch: "Born Slippy"
Lianne La Havas - Blood
Lianne La Havas is a British folk and R&B singer of Jamaican and Greek heritage who released her first album, Is Your Love Big Enough?, three years ago. She became a critical and commercial darling following its release and found other artists like Alt-J and Prince among her fans (she appears on both of their albums last year). Compared to her first album, her follow-up is more soulful and upbeat.
Watch: "What You Won’t Do"
Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy
Titus Andronicus have never been a band to shy away from conceptual albums. They've already made albums inspired by Seinfeld and the American Civil War, but this album may be their most ambitious yet. The Most Lamentable Tragedy is a "rock opera" following "Our Hero" over five acts; it's a statement on manic depression. They remain one of the few acts who make concept albums palatable and they've done it again!
Watch: "Fatal Flaw"
Watch: "Dimed Out"
Other Full-Length Releases
Adult Mom - Momentary Lapse of Happily
Listen: "Laying on My Floor"
Gunplay - Living Legend
Watch: "John Gotti Freestyle"
Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.
BEAK - BEAK KAEB
Watch: "The Broken Window"
Watch: "There's No One"
Chet Faker - "1998"
Listen: "1998" (featuring BANKS)
Ibeyi - "Exhibit Diaz"
Watch: "Exhibit Diaz"
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Live at Barrowlands
Led Zeppelin - Coda Reissue
Listen: "Sugar Mama" (Mix)
Listen: "Darlene" (Remastered)
Led Zeppelin - In Through the Out Door Reissue
Listen: "In the Evening" (Remastered)
Listen: "Fool in the Rain"
Led Zeppelin - Presence Reissue
Listen: "Achilles Last Stand"
Listen: "Hots on for Nowhere" (Reference Mix)
Les Mouches - You’re Worth More to Me Than 1000 Christians Reissue
Listen: "Cities Become Less Important"
Listen: "Carload of Whatever"
Noel Gallagher’s High-Flying Birds - High-Flying Birds in 3D
Listen: "The Right Stuff" (3D Remix - Version 1)
The Prophet: Music from the Motion Picture
Watch: Damien Rice - "Hypnosis"
Listen: Damien Rice - "On Children"
Thou - "Eyehatethou"