It’s Tuesday, aka New Music-day! This week, The Roots go deep; Eminem goes even deeper; Conor Oberst bands together with some indie icons for an album of covers; Stars, Sia, and Uffie lighten the heavy hitters with some dancefloor delights; Miley Cyrus feels like bustin’ loose; and Kele Okereke from Bloc Party actually does, releasing his first solo record. So, get those headphones on, girl, because there’s a jam for whatever mood you’re in this fine evenin’.
Haunting beats with the kind of raps that tap a vein. The record is so good, I’m willing to overlook my desire to boycott based on the ShamWow assault and batterer being used in a music video. Also, Eminem makes an even sexier brunette.
The Roots, How I Got Over
Rhymes so rad, we’re glad they found time between “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” to make this record.
Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band, Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows
The babelicious frontman of Bright Eyes super groups it up with the likes of My Morning Jacket, Josh Ritter, Lambchop, Deer Tick, and Those Darlins for a record of indie folkerrific covers.
Sia, We Are Born
Girlie disco fun from Australia.
Stars, Five Ghosts
Electro pop from north of the border.
Kele, The Boxer
The lead singer of Bloc Party busts out his first solo album of dance hits.
Miley Cyrus, Can’t Be Tamed
Well, I guess this new record explains why she keeps flashing her cooter.
Uffie, Sex Dreams and Blue Jeans
Fuzzy electro-disco from Paris.