Here are the top albums released today, Friday, August 7 and available to listen to right now (thanks hoopla!)
- Blood by Lianne La Havas
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter. The follow-up to a Top Five U.K. debut goes for a bigger, bolder sound without glossing over the artist's singer/songwriter origin.
- Greatest Hits Vol. 1 by Teenage Time Killers
Alternative/Indie Rock. The debut from the powerhouse punk-metal supergroup led by My Ruin guitarist Mick Murphy and Corrosion of Conformity drummer Reed Mullin.
- At Least For Now by Benjamin Clementine
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter. A poetic, theatrical, and deeply compelling debut from this London-based artist who cut his teeth as a street performer in Paris.
- Five Crooked Lines by Finger Eleven
Heavy Metal. Five Crooked Lines doesn't deviate too much from the band's post-grunge past, but it is built from more volatile stuff.
- Shaun The Sheep Movie (soundtrack)
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Playful sometimes-folk, sometimes-orchestral score as well as collaborations with an Irish singer/songwriter/guitarist an English singer, and an English hip-hop duo.
- Ricki And The Flash by Meryl Streep
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Songs from the film by the fictional band from the film led by Meryl Streep, including the original song Cold One written by Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice. Also included are songs by Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Henry Wolfe and the Feelies.
- Kill The Lights by Luke Bryan
Contemporary Country. Excels by being modern, as comfortable in the contours that lie between contemporary country and crossover as it is in workingmans' sports bars.
- Black Cat by Never Shout Never
Pop/Rock. The most mature and sonically sophisticated album to date from this eclectic collaborative rock outfit. Confessional emo-folk to arty psychedelic rock to punky dance-leaning pop.