Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Ratatat To Christina Aguilera

It’s Tuesday, and that means sweet new jams, especially if you live in North Korea. Yep, that’s right. In retaliation for sinking their battle ship, South Korea is blasting FM radio at North Korea. Take that! Music is powerful, man. If only we fought all our wars this way. Hey, maybe some of this week’s releases will make it to the front lines. We’ve got Christina Aguilera going bionic, Grace Potter planting a CD, Hanson shouting it out, Deer Tick’s getting bitten, Teenage Fanclub lurking in the shadows, Ratatat giving us a beat, Tokyo Police Club coming out swinging, and The Delta Spirit rising up.

Christina Aguilera, Bionic
The diva of dirrty is back! Somehow she’s much raunchier, with a healthy dose of Gaga thrown in.

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Sultry, country chick wails.

Hanson, Shout It Out
The band of brothers will still have you mmm-bopping.

Teenage Fanclub,Shadows
Chill summertime jams in and for harmony.

Deer Tick, Black Dirt Session
Gravely voice wallows personal, lovable indie country.

Ratatat, LP4
Random sound samples strung together with instruments and morphed into grooves.

Delta Spirit, History From Below
Indie rockin’ boys that’ll string you along.

Tokyo Police Club, Champ
Pop-rock that’s trying to make you happy like a little kid clamoring for attention.