Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes third full-length album feels even rougher than last year's Here. However, the band is going in a slightly more retro direction, embracing the sonic palate of 60s psychedelic pop.
New York rapper Joey Bada$$ follows up his infamous 1999 mixtape with a collection of tracks that feel more like a sequel from Pro Era's recently released PEEP: The aPROcalypse mixtape. Still a solid effort, though.
Smith Westerns' Soft Will shows the Chicago band upping their recording quality, and really showcasing the big melodies and choruses that were hidden under some of the muck on their last record, Dye It Blonde.