New Albums from John Legend & the Roots & 7 More!
Check out our critics' take on the best and worst releases of the week.
Here’s a rundown of the best and worst albums available online and in record stores today:
Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom, Pop Negro
British hip-hop innovator recasts his past, dubwise
Abe Vigoda, Crush
Art punks hit dance floor, T-shirts stink even more
The Hundred in the Hands, The Hundred in the Hands
Boy-girl pair say oui to ennui, but dance anyway
John Legend & the Roots, Wake Up! (Expanded Edition)
Mercy, mercy me: Soul smoothie tries to get deep
Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, Buzzard
Midwestern moping yields tense, tantalizing drama
Swans , My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
Noise-punk gods obliterate us again, for our own good
Torche, Songs for Singles
Pitilessly rendering other heavy rockers lightweight
Olof Arnalds, Innundir Skinni
Ethereal, pixie-ish, and yes, she knows Björk!