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So much new music this week! And thank God for the Internet and the lovely people who agree to supply free streams of new albums.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito
The gents at Noisey.com supplied this stream with commentary of each song from Karen and the boys. As Ms. O mentions, this album has something for everyone. It's super psychedelic and all over the place. As each song changes you jump from church to the subway to a desert night. As usual, expect the unexpected from these guys, including a Guerillas-esque track featuring Kool Keith. All and all, this album is a trippy good ride.
Sacrilege - Obvious, but this song is great. I wasn't sure at first, but the video tied it all together. The gospel choir at the end really is the perfect cap.
These Paths - The extraneous percussive sounds in this song are great! They make the track so visual.
Wedding Song - Goodness, this song is just so pretty. I love it - and not just because it sounds like something that should be in a John Hughes movie. Mama always said stories always end with a birth, a funeral or a wedding. Well played, Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll
They're baaaaaack! Even though it doesn't feel like they really went anywhere with Stump's solo ventures and Wentz's book release and avid tweeting. But if you're a true FOB fan - like me - you've been longing for that real Fall Out Boy sound. They definitely don't disappoint with Save Rock and Roll; following the same formula that got them where they are today. Recruiting help from the likes of Elton John and Courtney Love didn't hurt, either.
I have just one complaint about this album: I get the impression that the guys are desperately holding on to youth. "Young Volcanos"? "Let's be alone together; we can stay young forever"?
Don't get me wrong, I'm loving the album. You can't deny the amazing Patrick and Pete voice/lyric combo. I've listened to it 11.3 times already. Won't you give it a listen? Click here for the +SoundCloud stream.
Phoenix - Here comes the army of synths and strings leading us in!! This song commands your attention. Luckily, the rest of the album lives up to 'Phoenix' and holds your attention.
My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (2 Chainz remix) - The original is really good, but, what can I say? 2 Chainz is my hero. Remix is here.
Just One Yesterday - Can we just call this the 'Ode to Ashley Simpson Pt I' song? Also, I LOVE Foxes. If you're sleeping on her: A) You didn't watch enough Gossip Girl and B) You should check out 'Youth' here. 'Home' is another nice one.
Honorable mention goes to 'The Mighty Fall.' This song would be incredible if it weren't for +BIG SEAN messing it all up with his poetry-slam-awful rap.