This week is a particularly good one for fresh and distinctive voices in music, including the debut from young French dance producer Breakbot, Swedish electro duo The Knife’s first album in seven years, the fifth solo album by indie rock star Kurt Vile, and M83’s thrilling soundtrack to Tom Cruise’s new film Oblivion.
Don’t be intimidated by the volume of what’s out there (or the volume you choose to play it at); the New Music Tuesday playlist, assisted by the Playlist Notes below, will get you up to speed with the best of the new bunch right away. And there’s even more to consider over in the Rdio New Releases.
Paramore - Paramore
Rdio, we’re happy to say, is the only place where you can hear the band’s genre-breaking fourth album (and first in four years) in its entirety for free. As a special bonus, Rdio listeners get the chance to hear two unreleased songs, "Escape Route" and "Native Tongue," that are only on Rdio.
Brad Paisley - Wheelhouse (Deluxe)
The handsome country star’s ninth album is receiving praise for its mission to earn the genre a wider audience.
Tyga - Hotel California
The L.A. rapper tries flying like Eagles with his third album, which features collaborations with label boss Lil Wayne, Game, and 2 Chainz.
Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
The British singer-songwriter has stolen critics’ hearts with his debut album, which has already gone to the top of the U.K. charts.
The Postal Service - Give Up (Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition)
It’s hard to believe it’s been a decade since Ben Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello, and Jenny Lewis first got us swooning to their electronic pop on this platinum-selling debut.