Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Sufjan Stevens To Lil Wayne

This week is totally upside down, I tell ya. We’ve got quiet people getting loud, and loud people getting thoughtful. All in all, there’s a whole lotta shakin’ going on. For one, Lil Wayne is off the chain. Sufjan Stevens starts a new age. Belle & Sebastian wanna love you, baby. Badly Drawn Boy is like a snowflake. Antony & The Johnsons look for light. The Secret Sisters tell all. And the Far East Movement will get you wired. So, get those headphones on, girl, and let’s get into the groove after the jump.

Sufjan Stevens, The Age Of Adz
The Brooklyn boy comes back harder, better, faster, stronger. Sufjan’s new record plucks and pops and swirls like a sound machine.

Belle & Sebastian, Write About Love
The sweet Scottish music collective tackled one daunting topic with their classic optimism.

Lil Wayne, I Am Not A Human
Epically hot hip-hop by the hit maker.

Antony & The Johnsons, Swanlights
More elegantly heartbreaking ballads by the most incredible vocal talent of our generation. But are the songs as good as his vibrato?

Badly Drawn Boy, It’s What I’m Thinking: Photographing Snowflakes
The sensitive singer/songwriter makes lyrical ear love now with an even fussier musical backdrop.

The Secret Sisters, The Secret Sisters
Laura and Lydia Rogers release retro tunes with the help of T-bone Burnett.

Far East Movement, Free Wired
Crazy electro-dance fun.