There's not just new movies to rent today — Tuesdays mean there's also new music! And you better make some space on your MP3 player: there's a new MGMT album in town. I've given it and other sets of tracks a listen, and have my recs below.
I've been yammering about how I excited I've been for MGMT's second album, Congratulations, for months now. Since getting a listen of "Flash Delirium," it's been clear that their second effort would be less of a showcase of dance-y singles. Instead, the Brooklyn band is showing off their evolution with new sounds, which include the slowed-down and introspective (as in the title track). But the upbeat hooks remain, like on "Someone's Missing." If you're into the new vibe, check out "I Found a Whistle," one of my new faves.
From the American Idol factory comes seventh-season alum Jason Castro. His self-titled debut is full of the sweet, upbeat pop you'd expect after the dreadlocked singer-songwriter's stint on the reality show. Sometimes it's a little too sweet, like with "Let's Just Fall in Love Again." But the romantic feel is kind of irresistible — I could imagine being secretly addicted to love song "This Heart of Mine." And he certainly hasn't forgotten his roots: he included the pretty version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" that he once performed on Idol.
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