The Pulse is the Uproxx Music guide to the best new albums, mixtapes, and other music releases that matter this week.
Snoop Dogg, the host of The Jokers Wild on TBS, also dabbles in music from time to time, and although he’s historically been a hip-hop artist, his latest release sees him making a successful expedition into gospel. Beyond that, this week belonged mostly to indie: There’s the collaborative record between favorites Dungen and Woods, new albums from big-time indie plays Yo La Tengo and The Decemberists, Canadian electronic from Essaie Pas, and plenty of other meat to sink your musical teeth into.
Snoop Dogg — Bible Of Love
Snoop Dogg has existed in many forms: rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg, rapper Snoop Dogg, reggae artist Snoop Lion, and now, gospel artist Snoop Dogg. Snoop said last year that he wanted to put out a gospel album, and he really meant it, since the 32-track album is out now. There are ton of gospel artists featured on the two-hour-plus album, and it turns out that gospel is one of Snoop’s most successful genre experiments.
Mount Eerie – Now Only
The good musicians draw from their lives in their music, and Mount Eerie’s Phil Elverum has a lot to draw from: His wife passed away in 2016, and that’s a subject he goes deep into on his new album. “Distortion” explores life after the death of a significant other, and on “Tintin In Tibet,” he speaks directly to his late spouse, reminiscing about the dawn of their relationship. It’s perhaps the most vulnerable record of 2018 thus far, and vulnerable is something Elverum does well.
Yo La Tengo — There’s A Riot Going On