Featured New Releases:

Frank OceanChannel Orange

OFWGKTA (or better known as Odd Future) is known for some outlandish behavior, primarily from leader Tyler, the Creator and hijinks associated with their Jackass-esque prank TV show, Loiter Squad. However, outside the backpacker hip-hop leanings, OF’s biggest swing at mainstream success falls into the hands of member Frank Ocean, who has created a tidal wave of buzz leading up to the release of this debut. The usual chaos surrounding Odd Future hits the eye of the storm in Ocean, featuring smooth R&B that teeters the line of the “indie” cred of the collective and the beacon of light towards the talent that they hold. The groundswell is in full force with this critically acclaimed effort that makes its own noise outside the noisiness of its origins.

If You Like: Usher, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo
Recommended Track: “Thinkin Bout You”

HELLYEAHBand of Brothers

The music industry has had its fair share of supergroups lately, from the Joss Stone/Mick Jagger lead Superheavy and the folk outfit New Multiudes (featuring Jim James and Jay Farrar) However, in a world of new collaborations, one has proven massive success, the metal masterpiece that is HELLYEAH. Featuring members of Mudvayne, Pantera, Nothingface and Damageplan, their previous two albums have debuted in the Top 10, with legions of devoted fans spreading the word. The common ties between the bands are clear and this album, more than any of them, really projects the paths of these artists from their previous bands to now and presents it as brand new.

If You Like: Mudvayne, Pantera, Nothingface
Recommended Track: “War in Me”

Other Featured Albums Available This Week [7/17/12]

NasLife Is Good
Hans ZimmerThe Dark Knight Rises: Original Movie Soundtrack
Jason Aldean“Take a Little Ride (single”)
No Doubt“Settle Down (single)”
Boys Like GirlsCrazy World – EP
MatisyahuSpark Seeker
P!nk“Blow Me (One Last Kiss) (single”)
The Killers“The Runaways (single)”
Missy HigginsOl’ Razzle Dazzle
Bloc Party“Octopus (single)”
Citizen Cope – One Lovely Day
Plan Bill Manors
BaronessYellow & Green
Old Crow Medicine ShowCarry Me Back  
Pierce the VeilCollide with the Sky
Alberta CrossSongs of Patience
Crosby, Stills & NashCSN 2012
Milo GreeneMilo Greene
JEFF the BrotherhoodHypnotic Nights
Kidz Bop KidsKIDZ BOP 22

Coming Up Next Week [7/24/12]

Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t
Passion Pit – Gossamer
The Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten
Slipknot – Antennas To Hell
Jennifer Lopez – Dance Again…The Hits
Love and Theft – Love and Theft
Rodriguez – Searching For Sugar Man
Fang Island – Major
The Jacka – The Jacka Presents Artist Records
Bad Boy Joe –  Jersey Shore “Non Stop Fist Pumpin DJ Mix #1”
Eternal Summers – Correct Behavior
Reks – REBELutionary
Purity Ring – Shrines
RJD2 – The Abandoned Lullaby (Instrumentals)

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