If you’re hungry for new music this week, you can start by feasting your ears on the sweet Southern multi-instrumentalist Dent May, a debut from viral video sensations Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, feel-good dance music from Australia’s Charles Murdoch, or the latest from Buenos Aires’ psych rockers Capsula. Our New Music Weekly playlist will introduce you to the sounds of these and other artists who we think have put out the best releases of the week. The Playlist Notes below provide additional context on key releases. Once you’ve checked it out, you’ll be ready to tackle the full collection of Rdio New Releases.
Franz Ferdinand - Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Four years on since the last album and Scotland’s indie rock leaders are back, this time with musings on a skeptic’s search for optimism.
Ellie Goulding - Halcyon Days
The British synth pop ingenue expands on her momentous Halcyon album with 10 new songs
Big Sean - Hall of Fame
The Detroit MC makes his bid for classic status with his second official studio album, which features appearances from Nas, Nicki Minaj, and more.
Juicy J - Stay Trippy
The Three 6 Mafia man and Oscar winner enjoys a second wind with his newly popular solo career and a third album with guest stars like Justin Timberlake.
Black Joe Lewis - Electric Slave
Austin’s new-school blues and funk leader, now sans his Honeybears, turns up the party vibes.