It’s a head-bobbing kind of week here at Rdio: our office is bumping to the sounds of political hip-hop act The Coup, soul crooner Cee-Lo Green, and California folk outfit The Mowgli's. It doesn’t hurt that we’ve also got reissued classics like post-hardcore outfit Thrice’s anthology and, just in time for Halloween, The Faint’s remastered Danse Macabre.
As per usual, there’s much more on the New Music Tuesday playlist below. Read out playlist notes for in-depth explanation of some of the week’s big releases, then delve into the Rdio New Releases for all of the week’s latest.
Toby Keith - Hope On The Rocks
The sixteenth studio album by the country veteran is a mature country record, although the title of first single, “I Like Girls That Drink Beer,” suggests that he’s still the wise-crackin’ cowboy we know and love.
Calvin Harris - 18 Months
The dance music maestro returns with his long-awaited third album, featuring vocal spots by Kelis, Ellie Goulding, Ne-Yo, Florence Welch and, of course, Rihanna on the ubiquitous “We Found Love.”
Andrew Bird - Hands of Glory
This EP complements Bird’s fantastic album, Break It Yourself, from earlier this year, and maintains the same acerbic wit and gorgeous folk instrumentation.
Cradle of Filth - The Manticore and Other Horrors
The UK metal outfit have made a return to the female-voiced harmonies and melodies of their earlier work. Expect an effort that is just as dark as ever.
Azari & III - Azari & III
The Toronto house duo’s bumping debut makes its debut on Rdio this week to fuel your dance parties.