Your Resident Pulse Music Director back again!
Without further ado, here’s the top albums of this week:
1. Basement Jaxx – Junto
The electronic/house superstars return, after their score for the film Attack the Block in 2011. Featuring a whole host of collaborators ranging from UK divas to a children’s chorus and string players, Junto promises to be a wild ride.
2. Ty Segall – Manipulator
As the promotional sticker declares, “THE SEGALL HAS LANDED”. The cult musician/producer returns with another great indie/garage rock/punk/no-genre-but-Segall record that’s sure to please his fanbase and maybe win over some new converts as well.
3. Souls of Mischief – There Is Only Now
Featuring one member of A Tribe Called Quest, and including guest spots from the likes of Busta Rhymes and Snoop Dogg, There Is Only Now establishes its hip-hop pedigree right from the get go.
4. God Help the Girl (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
While the film, written and directed by Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian and based on the band’s musical project of the same name, doesn’t hit theaters until September 5, the soundtrack should tide over fans of the band and indie pop nicely.
5. Kimbra – The Golden Echo
The art-pop songstress goes experimental, with help from producer/mixer Rich Costey (Jenny Lewis’ The Voyager, Mew’s No More Stories…). In the process, Kimbra creates one of the best pop albums of the year. No joke.