I'm also digging Shit Robot's 'debut' From the Cradle to the Rave. It's all kinds of LCD Soundsystem-style dance (which shouldn't be at all surprising, considering Marcus Lambkin and James Murphy are BFF...all together now: Awwww!) Both Murphy and that one dude from Hot Chip lend their vocals to a few tracks, and it is fabulous.
Tired Pony is Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol with members of REM and Belle & Sebastian playing sleepy Americana-ish. Betty Clarke over at the Guardian says it best: "I want to like this, and maybe after a few listens I will...but honestly the first three tracks kind of bored me and I moved on.
Also Shelf-Worthy this week:
- Margot and the Nuclear So-and-Sos: Buzzard
- John Legend & The Roots: Wake Up!
- Mavis Staples: You are Not Alone