Aug. 191. Lindsey Stirling, “Brave Enough”The internet superstar returns with her new album featuring collaborations with Rivers Cuomo, Robert DeLong and ZZ Ward. Her eclectic blend of contemporary dance and beautiful string melodies immediately caught the attention of the world on her first record, and this new one is sure to do the same.
2. French Montana, “MC4”One of the premiere artists off Rick Ross’ “Maybach Music,” French Montana was a slow burner on the scene, allegedly being shut out by the media after a beef in the early 2000s. That is no longer the case, however. After surviving multiple shootings, he has risen to the top, and “MC4” will probably be blowing out the windows at Moe’s sometime soon.
3. Lydia Loveless, “Real”This new one is loud. Louder than you expect. Lydia has come into her own, and is no longer content to be called a combination of this and that. Imagine Iggy Pop singing songs in a dusty country bar, and you are on your way to imagining her sound.
4. Tobacco, “Sweatbox Dynasty”The wizard of weird returns. His tape loops will dazzle. The bass may frighten and arouse. Psychedelic doesn’t even do a dent to describe the man’s madness. Witness it and be in awe.
5. AJJ, “Bible”Formerly known as Andrew Jackson Jihad, AJJ makes a style of music commonly referred to as “folk punk.” If you like the type of music the crust punk kids on the downtown corners play, this album is your style. Celebrate the downfall of capitalism in style.