It’s the week of Blur! The brit-pop heroes are reissuing special editions of their classic albums Think Tank, 13, Parklife, The Great Escape, and debut Blur, but of course, there’s a ton of other excellent music just waiting to be heard: dance-pop crooner Conor Maynard’s full-length hits Rdio this week, as do new EPs from eclectic hip-hop duo Blackalicious and former Red Hot Chili Pepper John Frusciante.
Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don’t
The Teflon Don’s new gangster opus is finally finished, including “Three Kings,” the track featuring him, Jay-Z, and Dr. Dre. Other guests include Drake, Usher, Andre 3000, and other hip-hop heavyweights.
Joss Stone - The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2
The British soul-pop chanteuse is releasing her second volume of soul standards, sung in her sultry alto. Perfect for a romantic evening, or a night of wine on the patio.
Yellowcard - “Here I Am Alive”
The Florida pop-punks are quickly following up their 2011 album with another batch of energetic beach music. First single “Here I Am Alive” is a bouncy, guitar-driven summer anthem, and it’s on Rdio now.
Mastodon/Feist - Split Single
Ever wondered what folk-pop singer Feist would sound like covering a song by prog-metal outfit Mastodon, and vice-versa? Find out on this intriguing split single.
Calexico - “Splitter”
The new single from the alt-country sextet is uplifting and grand, the perfect way to entice fans to check out their forthcoming seventh album, Algiers.