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本周要下载的热门音乐列表,Starring Coldplay

我想我们都同意在星期天的广告牌音乐奖之后,we're in need of an audio recalibration,and I've got just the thing.This week,I have a trio of industry heavy-hitters—Coldplay,the Roots,and Robin Thicke—who range from pop/rock to hip-hop to soul,我相信不管你的口味如何,you're bound to enjoy at least one thing that each of these acts are offering.So get to reading my reviews and click on the album title below for a link to preview and/or make a purchase.ColdplayGhost Stories One of the most talked-about bands of recent memory,Coldplay is back after their experimental 2011 Mylo Xyloto album.I,一方面,很高兴他们回来了。我对鬼故事不是百分之百的满意(43分钟的运行时间?Albums can only be that short when every song is darn near perfect,and that's not the case here),but I am happy with the direction they're going in as a group.《鬼故事》无疑是一本反暑期专辑。It's not bouncy,cheery,or breezy—not that Coldplay ever was that—and the timing of its release doesn't line up with the usual music that comes out in May

我想在那之后我们都能同意Sunday'sBillboard Music Awards,we're in need of an audio recalibration,and I've got just the thing.This week,I have a trio of industry heavy-hitters—Coldplay,the Roots,andRobin Thicke-从流行/摇滚到嘻哈到灵魂,我相信不管你的口味如何,you're bound to enjoy at least one thing that each of these acts are offering.So get to reading my reviews and click on the album title below for a link to preview and/or make a purchase.

ColdplayGhost Stories

最近记忆中最常被谈论的乐队之一,Coldplay is back after their experimental 2011Mylo Xyloto专辑。I,一方面,很高兴他们回来了。I'm not 100 percent happy withGhost Stories(43-minute run time?Albums can only be that short when every song is darn near perfect,and that's not the case here),but I am happy with the direction they're going in as a group.

Ghost Storiesis decidedly an anti-summer album.It's not bouncy,cheery,或者说,轻风不是那种酷玩,它的发行时间与5月或6月通常发行的音乐不符。Despite the prevalence of electronic arrangements found on "Ink" or "A Sky Full of Stars,"Storiesis melancholic,这无疑受到主唱即将与女演员离婚的影响Gwyneth Paltrow.Even the opening track,"Always In My Head," is not a breakup song per se but still leaves the listener with the feeling that the person (Paltrow?) is haunting his thoughts.尽管悲伤,I like the downbeat energy.这是一个很好的选择,而不是现在。

I think what the album is missing overall,however,are catchy choruses.The Bon Iver-esque "Midnight" is so heavily auto-tuned that it's hard to make out what's being said,and even the beautiful closing song,“哦,”真的没有钩子。Sure,"A Sky Full of Stars" is rooted in EDM,but it isn't enough to provide a substantial reprieve from the bleakness of the rest of the music.

这就是说,I've still enjoyed the album and think Coldplay is onto something with the scaling back of their sound.I admire the minimalist efforts,但是我认为一些流行音乐或者像以前的“时钟”或“修复你”中的那种大声音会提供一个很好的平衡。

Standout tracks:"Always in My Head," "Magic," "Ink," "O"

Robin Thicke,Get Her Back

If you haven't been paying attention,R&B歌手罗宾·西克和他的妻子,女演员保拉巴顿,separated recently,他已经公开表明,他愿意不惜一切代价来修复他们的关系。他甚至还为她发行了一首新歌,"Get Her Back."

I know that a lot of people know Thicke from his recent albumBlurred Lines,but "Back" is a return to the soul music he was doing before he shot to stardom.It's got a nice funk bass,and his falsetto floats over it perfectly.这是他最擅长的音乐,and I hope that this is a sign of the kind of tracks he's going to be putting out in the future.

The Roots,...and then you shoot your cousin

尽管很可怕,我们必须承认,世界上有些人只知道“乐队”的起源。The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon“哎呀!谢天谢地,their new album...and then you shoot your cousinshould sufficiently change that.cousinis the Roots' first album in three years,and it simultaneously reminds us of their past—selecting perfect samples,在这种情况下,无与伦比的尼娜·西蒙,除了乐队对突出客座歌手的喜好(Dice Raw和歌手Raheem Devaughn各出现在两首曲目上)外,他们的未来作品也将一览无余。

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Throughout the album,我们听到爵士乐,indie rock,布鲁斯,以及其他各种与嘻哈相结合的流派,这是他们过去做过的事。在这种情况下,他们的音乐似乎比以往任何时候都少了40强,而且需要反复听某些歌曲,才能充分欣赏他们所做的一切。

But don't worry: It's not done in a ham-fisted way.The Roots know how to give their audience some medicine without them even realizing it.“黑岩”可能是专辑中最有意识的歌曲之一,and it has an arrangement that could've been something Kanye West might have come up with during theLate Registration天。"The Coming" simply features Mercedes Martinez singing over haunting piano melody that then turns into full-on dissonance courtesy of an orchestra.我可以在他们的下一张专辑中看到肯德里克·拉马尔或弗兰克·大洋。And just when you think thecousin将在黑暗中结束,the closing track,"Tomorrow," comes in with a bouncy beat and Raheem DeVaughn provides the optimistic vocals.

My only complaint: It's only 33 minutes!This album could've easily been twice as long.

Standout tracks:"Never," "Black Rock," "The Coming,"Tomorrow"

你们对本周的总结有什么看法?Anything you love or are excited about this week and down the line?Let me know in the comments!