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This is a fantastic week for fans of Pauls your parents grew up listening to: McCartney just released his seventeenth solo album, while Simon says goodbye to touring life with an album filled with rerecordings of lesser-known tracks from his esteemed catalogue. Legendary space rock group Spiritualized are also making their mark on modern music with their first album since 2012. Meanwhile, Waxahatchee is somewhat following in Simon’s footsteps with an album consisting of songs she wrote for a previous project, Great Thunder.
Elsewhere, The Blaze are one of the most fascinating things to happen to dance music this year, Ruston Kelly is more than just Kacey Musgraves’ husband, and a decorated pop collaborator is stepping out on his own.
Paul McCartney — Egypt Station
McCartney could be forgiven for taking it easy at this point of his career, but at 76 years old, he’s not taking his foot off the gas. He’s still beyond capable of writing and performing at a high caliber, as proven by singles like the infectiously fun pop of “Fuh You” and jaunty rockers like “Come On To Me.”
Read our review of Egypt Station here.
Waxahatchee — Great Thunder