Santigold – Master Of My Make Believe
Santigold’s 2008 debut album was a bold and original piece of work, but has she lost any of her magic in the intervening four year period? Master Of My Make Believe is another enjoyable and eclectic album, featuring production from Diplo, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Boys Noize, and while it will be enough to keep Santi on our collective radar, it doesn’t quite have the same powerful, fearless energy as album number one.
Reptar – Body Faucet
This four-piece make a lot of noise on their debut album, but they also come equipped with bright and breezy hooks, and the energy and fun that only a young band can. Stream the whole thing below.
Kwes – Meantime EP
Kwes has already made his name producing and working with Damon Albarn, the xx and Zero 7, but he’s stepped out of the shadows for this quirky EP. Kwes lays his soft-spoken vocals over glitchy, shifting electronic backdrops which range from the poppy (“Bashful“) to the experimental (“lgoyh“).
Lazer Sword – Memory
Lazer Sword’s second album is a wonderfully eclectic and textured journey through the world of dance music, taking cues from many different styles (techno, juke, house and UK bass music) without ever losing it’s identity and cohesiveness. Part dance floor bangers, part space bound sonic journeying, this is a truly well rounded album. Get a feel by listening to snippets of all the tracks below.
Rufus Wainwright – Out Of The Game
Honey voiced Canadian singer Rufus Wainwright is back, and he’s enlisted Mark Ronson for production duties. The results are expansive and soulful, and for lovers of 70’s pop, this album will be perfection.
B.o.B. – Strange Clouds
Bobby Ray’s second studio album sees him still aiming at the charts with pop hooks and a Taylor Swift collaboration (lol?), as well as showing off his many talents as he plays guitar and even produced 5 tracks on this LP.
Marilyn Manson – Born Villain
In his first album for three years Mr Manson finds a return to for, mixing his industrial sound with hints of glam-rock and even blues. Stream the full album at AOL.