So Many New Albums! Okkervil River + 14 More
Check out our critics' take on the best and worst releases of the week.
Here’s our take on the best and worst albums available online and in record stores Tuesday, May 10:
Okkervil River, I Am Very Far
Rough Cut: Songsmith twists and turns to avoid being typecast.
Tyler, The Creator, Goblin
Hip-hop’s cuddliest nihilist unleashes his demons with no remorse
Raphael Saadiq, Stone Rollin
Natty revivalist shines despite obvious tributes.
The Felice Brothers, Celebration, Florida
Americana siblings hitch a ride on mythical caravan.
Gang Gang Dance, Eye Contact
What Is Hip? For those who thought Animal Collective was too mainstream.
Manchester Orchestra, Simple Math
Mega-convos with God, spouse over fuzz, strings.
The Cars, Move Like This
Buckle up, it’s a bumpy cruise down ’80s Avenue.
Booker T. Jones, The Road from Memphis
Line forms here for your “Green Onions” moment.
Wild Beasts, Smother
Unflinching Brits explore passionately untidy rituals.
Sloan, The Double Cross
Power-pop vets carefully pull mussels from a shell.
Urge Overkill, Rock & Roll Submarine
Dark lords of Guyville benevolently spook kids.
Man Man, Life Fantastic
Mongrelized odes to love’s tragic shitshow.
The Antlers, Burst Apart
Brooklyn indie dramatists dial back the oversharing.
An astonishing concerto of scree, shriek, and thwack.
Mexicans With Guns, Ceremony
Bass-blasting Luchador drops pan-Latin piledriver.