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After sharing a bunch of different songs that went in a bunch of different directions, Jack White has finally released what promises to be his most broad-reaching album ever. A rocker from a previous generation, Neil Young, is also back with a movie soundtrack that shows off his instrumental side, while Preoccupations takes the post-punk model and spruces it up on their latest. Elsewhere, Diplo and Trouble got a ton of big names on their new releases, and of course, there’s a flame-grilled new mixtape from Wendy’s, the restaurant best known for its burgers and fries.
Jack White — Boarding House Reach
Jack White has finally decided that all these fancy music-making computers aren’t so bad, and the result of that is perhaps the most eclectic album White has ever made under any moniker. There’s the hop-hop influenced “Ice Station Zebra,” the all-over-the-map “Corporation,” the explosive rocker “Over And Over And Over“… overall, it’s very weird and very fun.
Preoccupations — New Material
Post-punk music tends to follow a formula, but it’s not one that Preoccupations subscribe to. The group breathes new life into the decades-old genre on their latest effort, an album that features experimental highlights like “Espionage” and “Antidote” that show you can achieve driving rhythms, propulsive bass lines, and Joy Division-like night time vibes while still trying something new and exciting.
Read our review of the album here.