Ke$ha, Warrior - The polarizing electro-popper has a chip on her shoulder in her second album. She’s pushing her sound in new directions and bolstering her dance genre credentials. A few exciting guest spots – including a couple members from The Strokes – also pop up. Unexpectedly, critics are saying her music has taken a huge step up in quality.
Memory Tapes, Grace/Confusion – Dayve Hawk’s chillwave group thrusts itself back into the limelight with an epic, melody-obsessed opus. A must-get for fans of the genre.
Smashing Pumpkins, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness: Deluxe Edition- The landmark alt rock album by one of the 90′s best groups gets a ridiculously exhaustive deluxe reissue. While it’s $125 price tag may put it beyond the reach of all but the most die-hard fans, it’s an ample opportunity to re-listen to one of the few records from Generation X that managed such epic ambitions. And that guitar solo on “Here Is No Why” never gets old.