The Dodos – No Color: Psych-shoegaze-indie rockers with the lush acoustic guitar riffs release follow up to a favorite release of 2009, Time to Die.
Lupe Fiasco – Lasers: Chicago rapper and Jay-Z find releases his 3rd LP with a deep team of collaborators and producers.
Alexi Murdoch – Towards the Sun: English singer-songwriter follows up oft-licensed debut LP after a 5 year hiatus.
R.E.M. – Collapse Into Now: No explanation needed. (Stream entire album at NPR’s All Songs Considered.)
Raekwon – Shaolin v. Wu-Tang: Critically acclaimed lyrical master and original member of the Wu-Tang Clan issues follow up to blogger-fav Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…Pt. II.
Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx – We’re New Here: “The revolution will not be televised” meets one half of the minimalist indie duo the xx.
And other notables:
Starfucker – Reptilians
Daniel Tosh – Happy Thoughts
Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring for My Halo
Wye Oak – Civilian
Beady Eye – Different Gear, Still Speeding