Lots of great new albums are dropping today to get us rockin’ through the holiday weekend! All of these albums and more are now streaming on Apple Music and Spotify.
Culture III – Migos
Per Clash Music:
A huge undertaking, ‘Culture 3’ is marked by its dense array of sonic reference points. It’s a huge record, a panoramic thriller that places three incendiary MCs against a digital orchestra – an ambitious, lavish, and extraordinarily successful release.
No Gods No Monsters – Garbage
An established artist openly admitting their album is inspired by the BLM and #MeToo movements admittedly makes me nervous—it’s often a slippery slope towards exploitative self-aggrandizing. But No Gods No Masters leads with an honesty that’s hard to deny, even when it leans into more typical protest music tropes. I can believe Manson feels what she’s singing about here, and it never gets so corny that it reads like a platitudinous liberal Facebook post.
An understated songwriter and endearingly un-flashy multi-instrumentalist, Wolfgang Van Halenplayed every instrument and wrote every song. As a result, the whole thing truly swings; his fabulously belligerent drumming is a particularly thrilling revelation. Meanwhile, with a subtly diverse array of styles that encompasses everything from bullish, straightforward, FOO FIGHTERS-style hard rock to hazy, psychedelic Americana with lovable TOM PETTY vibes, “Mammoth” is quietly adventurous and wonderfully dynamic.
Come back next week for a fresh batch of new music picks only on the HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience!