Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Spoon To Aziz Ansari

This week, some serious awesomeness has been unleashed upon the pop culture-verse. That’s right, it’s not just music this week—although, Spoon’s transferring some new sound waves, Eels are staying focused on doom, RJD2 is Phili-styling R&B, and Surfer Blood is dropping a debut that could very well be THE album of 2010. But girl, this week, there’s one more sweet release: Aziz Ansari drops his first stand-up record, and it’s almost as hot as he is. Get ready to turn up the volume on those headphones. Let’s get into the groove after the jump!

Spoon, Transference
Spoon starts out dark with soul stings, and stays as murky, with tracks like “Trouble Comes Running.” But occasionally, they come up for fresh breaths of disillusioned dance tracks, with songs like “Is Love Forever?” There’s no “Jonathan Fisk” on this record, but better they make a new album than rehash the sound that made them explode.

Surfer Blood, Astro Coast
A debut record made of lush echoes of emphatic electro-rock. Could cheer you up, even mid-winter.

Aziz Ansari, Intimate Moments For A Sensual Evening
The sexy stand-up guy releases his first comedy record. Unfortch, no nude shots included in the cover art.

End Times, Eels
Proof men have feelings too—especially ones with acoustic guitars.

RJD2, The Colossus
A fourth record of grooves from a DJ with unstoppable flow.