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.
Star Crossed – Kacey Musgraves
Kacey Musgraves’ chronicle of marriage and divorce looks to the stars but takes pains to stay grounded. Writing in the plain language of someone desperate to be understood, she sounds alternately vulnerable and triumphant.
God Is Partying – Andrew WK
Per Riff Magazine:
With his latest album, God is Partying, Andrew W.K. is clearly getting back to his roots. The hard rock chaos has returned in full force, mixed with slower interludes of emotional darkness. But what was an undercurrent of darkness 20 years ago is now at the forefront; what was once a subtle message has become more like a brick to the face.
Metallica Blacklist – Various Artists
Per The Independent:
After The Metallica Blacklist, I’ll never complain about 20-track albums again. At 53 songs, this celebration of the metal monolith’s storied Black Album, which turns 30 this year, is glorified Metallica karaoke. Take their sprawling power ballad “Nothing Else Matters”, for instance. There are an eye-watering 12 versions here, with interpretations from Phoebe Bridgers, Dave Gahan, Miley Cyrus, Elton John, Dermot Kennedy, Darius Rocker and Chris Stapleton. Meanwhile, Sam Fender, Mac DeMarco, Alessia Cara and Weezer have all taken stabs at the thunderous “Enter Sandman”.
Texis – Sleigh Bells
Per Under The Radar Magazine:
On Texis, Sleigh Bells’ fifth album and first full-length release since their 2016 high-water mark Jessica Rabbit, Krauss and guitarist Derek Miller return for another round of deafening ferocity in the guise of carefree, synth-ridden indie dream pop, underscored with crunchy trip hop beats and arena rock echoes.
Come back next week for a fresh batch of new music picks only on the HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience!