Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Reggie Watts To LCD Soundsystem

Oh, baby! This is one of those weeks where there are too many jams and too little time. For starters, Reggie Watts, that sexy beat-makin’ weirdo, finally busts out his first awesome record. Then, LCD Soundsystem’s new tracks are giving us the get-down dance fever. Plus, the Black Keys went all bluesy and badass; Nas and Damian Marley team up for a record of rad rhymes; Janelle Monae goes droid’; Tracey Thorn throws some haterade on marriage; Jamie Lidell changes everything for the better; and Band of Horses debut their first major label record. Now, normally here’s where I tell you to get your headphones on, but I know you did it on your own after that list of tempting new tracks. So, without further blabber, let’s let the tunes speak for themselves, after the jump!

Reggie Watts, Why S*** So Crazy?!
The weirdest man to ever define cool makes beats, rhymes, and blows your mind.

The Black Keys, Brothers
The rock duo went deep down south and came out with some muddy blues grooves that’ll make you wanna get dirty.

Band Of Horses, Infinite Arms
Stories that echo clearly, even with all the indie noise.

Nas & Damian Marley, Distant Relatives
Super-group reggae rap. Let’s get political!

Janelle Monae, The ArchAndroid
Futurist tribal disco by one of the coolest chicks in the biz.

Tracey Thorn, Love & Its Opposite
Former lead singer of “Everything But The Girl” laments marriage with the help of her friends, like Hot Chip’s Al Doyle and Jens Lekman.

Jamie Lidell, Compass
Stevie Wonder-esque soul with an extra dash of strange.

LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening
Irreverent jams that’ll get you going crazy whether you’re in the club or just your kitchen.