Not too many shocking releases this week, but there are a few that are certain to hold a central spot on your iPod for a pretty long time. Highlights include [tag]Jay-Z[/tag]’s much awaited post-“retirement” LP American Gangster, inspired by the same titled movie. It seems hip-hop holds this weeks monopoly, in terms of new records, as Jay-Z fellow eastsiders [tag]Infamous Mobb[/tag] release their third studio effort, Reality Rap.
Blink 182‘s legacy, together with +44, alt group Angels & Airwaves are releasing their sophomore album, I-Empire; their debut was a stunning success, so this one should pick up like hot donuts with ease. Oh and if you’re a little into indie rock and brit pop in general, you should definitely check out the debut record from The Wombats, titled The Wombats Proudly Present: A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation. The band sounds really promising and their debut is worth a few listens.
Jay Z: American Gangster
Angles & Airwaves: I-Empire
The Royal We: The Royal We
Saga: 10.000 Days
Various Artists: The Darjeeling Limited (soundtrack)
McFly: Greatest Hits
Sigur Ros: Hvarf/Heim
Demon Hunter: Storm the Gates of Hell
Monster Magnet: 4-Way Diablo