More Music Recommendations (For People Who Still Buy CDs)


Hey, my last roundup of albums-to-watch-out-for turned out pretty well, didn’t it. Everybody’s got Arcade Fire Fever! Although now that I’ve heard the Ken Andrews CD in its entirety I may have to rescind that recommendation (sorry Ken–too syrupy). But let’s not look back in anger. Let’s look forward… in anticipation, at some more CDs coming out soon-ish, along with a brief description, similar artists, and pertinent links. Let that raga drop:

Tuesday 3/6/07:

mojo-cover-%21%21%21.jpg!!!Myth Takes (Warp)
NY dance-punkers get funkier and more focused
For fans of: The Rapture, Can, dancing in basements
Stream three tracks at their MySpace page here

mojo-cover-rj.jpgRJD2The Third Hand (Definitive Jux)
Ohio hip-hop producer morphs into multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter
For fans of: Moby, Brian Wilson, chilling on rooftops
Again, stream three tracks at his MySpace page

Tuesday 3/20/07:

mojo-cover-dilla.gifJ DillaRuff Draft (Stones Throw)
Re-release of hard-to-find first solo effort from late hip-hop innovator
For fans of: DJ Shadow, Marvin Gaye, having your life changed
Everybody’s got a MySpace page!

Tuesday 3/27/07:

mojo-photo-timba.jpgTimbalandShock Value (Interscope)
Studio genius takes center stage with high-profile guests
For fans of: Missy Elliott, Nelly Furtado, bringing sexy back
Stream the first single, “Give It To Me,” here

Tuesday 4/10/07:

mojo-photo-blonde.jpgBlonde Redhead23 (4AD)
NY art-rock trio gets shoegazey (again)
For fans of: My Bloody Valentine, Serge Gainsbourg, the pot
Grab an mp3 of the first single, “23,” here

Tuesday 4/24/07:

mojo-photo-arctic.jpgArctic MonkeysFavourite Worst Nightmare (Domino)
Hyped (and hyper) Brit foursome gets serious on sophomore album
For fans of: Franz Ferdinand, The Jam, dancing to electropop like a robot from 1984
Here’s a blog where somebody posted an mp3 (recorded from the radio) of a new song, “Brianstorm” (sic)

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