Today’s big buzz record will be TV on the Radio‘s Dear Science — and it certainly will be worthy of the attention. Despite there being no ladies in the band, I urge you to give Dear Science a spin after you’ve made your way through the other albums of the week.
Jenny Lewis — Acid Tongue (Warner Bros. Records)
The Rilo Kiley chanteuse’s second solo album features a ton of guest stars (including Zooey Deschanel). Like her first solo album, there’s a folk-country edge that Rilo Kiley fans either adore or abhor. (You’ve probably made your decision by now.)
Pussycat Dolls — Doll Domination (Interscope Records)
It’s impossible to go anywhere right now without hearing the PCD’s single, “When I Grow Up,” and it sure is catchy. Despite the cheese factor, the Dolls do have a way of working with songwriters who know what radio listeners want. Although they won’t necessarily “dominate” the world, you might be hearing several R&B/dance singles from this album over the next year.
Lenka — Lenka (Epic Records)
Fans of Feist, Regina Spektor and St. Vincent will love Lenka’s piano-laden tracks. The former frontwoman for Decoder Ring, the Swedish singer/songwriter has found her footing as a solo artist with happy-go-lucky tunes like the single “The Show.”
All Girl Summer Fun Band — Looking into It (Ultra Records)
The AGSFB is a trio of Portland lasses who make fun indie-pop. It’s been five years since the band’s last album, which is not on account of laziness — the ladies are all involved in other projects including The Thermals and The Softies. You will like their music if you enjoy girls, fun and Sleater-Kinney.
What are you listening to this week?