Though it was his fifth studio album, Chad VanGaalen's Shrink Dust was my introduction to the Calgary native. I suppose I'll have to treat myself to the first four before he releases Light Information on September 8.
Arcade Fire has reached a point where their timbre will probably resonate with me no matter what they do. While Neon Bible remains my favorite album from front to back, I can put on any of their four albums and feel a bit nostalgic for the time in which the album dropped. With this new record, I'll be interested to see if their commentary on the digital age holds up over time.
Don't think too hard about this one; Baio just releases pop music that can put you in a good mood. As does his primary band, Vampire Weekend. Baio's new album drops next week.