Welcome to another edition of Skip Or Repeat, capsule album reviews for the week of June 2.
For this week's batch, summer comes out swinging. And crying a little. And bobbing its head thoughtfully, reminiscing about the old days.
Florence + The Machine's “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”; Dawes' “All Your Favorite Bands”; Jason Derulo's “Everything Is 4”; Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard's “Django and Jimmie”; Jamie XX's “In Colour”; and Major Lazer's “Peace Is The Mission” are all out this week. Does anybody take the cake?
And if none of those are your sweets, try on worldly Algiers' self-titled album, Eternal Summers' sunny “Gold and Stone,” or Queen Latifah's take on Bessie Smith and other blues masters' songs in the “Bessie” soundtrack.