Here’s a rundown of what’s available online and in record stores this week. Click each album title to read Spin‘s review:
Paul Weller, 22 Dreams: Punk’s cappuccino-sipping style councillor puts heads to bed.
Broken Social Scene Presents: Brendan Canning, Something for All of Us…: Side project soars like original, but gets lost in the clouds.
CSS, Donkey: Brazilian indie funk for your vintage steamer trunk.
Dr. Dog, Fate: Way down upon the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers, far, far away…
¡Forward, Russia!, Life Processes: Ardent Brit-rockers huff and puff with convincing flair.
Benji Hughes, A Love Extreme: Unassuming troubadour might understand your so-called life.
Men Without Pants, Naturally: Jovial, tastemaking eclectics flaunt their unsafety dance.
Pas/Cal, I Was Raised on Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Laura: Detroit indie-pop stylists just miss their majestic moment.
The Rumble Strips, Girls and Weather: Manic, brassy debut eagerly explores bitter desperation.
Windmill, Puddle City Racing Lights: London piano man likes his sweetness and light laid on thick.