This is the first week of the year with new music out. The notable albums For this week are from Cake – Showroom of Compassion, Cage the Elephant – Thank You Happy Birthday, Tapes N’ Tapes – Outside, Lecrae – Rehab: The Overdose and The Wire – Red Barked Trees. I will have a review of The Wire’s new album up hopefully before the end of the week. Also out today is a new single by Kanye West & Jay-z, I been trying to hear it but no luck so Far.
So far from what I have heard at is out this week they will be no repeat of last year when Vampire Weekend released a good album right at the beginning of the year. Going from the previews I heard my personal pick for the week has to go to Cage the Elephant, even though im not a huge fan, It seems to be the strongest album in the group.
- New Kanye West and Jay-Z: “H.A.M.” (pitchfork.com)