New Music Tuesday/March 23
Sigur Ros' frontman, Jonsi Birgisson, known to sing in Icelandic (or his made-up language of Hopelandic), returns with a debut solo album sung in English. Recorded in both Iceland and Connecticut, Go features nine songs that were co-produced by Jonsi, his boyfriend, Alex Somers, and Peter Katis (producer for the National and Interpol).
Bonobo: Black Sands
Bonobo -- or DJ Simon Green -- returns with his fourth, most accomplished album to date, blending a wide variety of samples with heavy, often complex basslines.
Cam'ron Presents the U.N.: Gunz n' Butta
Camron has teamed up with his protege Vado and formed a new group called The U.N. Featured on every song on the album, Cam'ron heads in a different direction with this new record, while stating true to his urban hip-hop roots.
Goldfrapp: Head First
UK's electro-pop duo Goldfrapp wrote and recorded their fifth record in a six-month period (between March and December 2009). Less ambient than previous releases, Head First channels pop elements of ELO and Abba.
Monica: Still Standing
Multiplatinum Grammy-award-winning recording artist Monica returns with her new album, Still Standing (produced by Missy Elliot, Jermaine Dupri and Brian Cox).
The Scorpions: Sting In the Tail
During their 40-year career, Scorpions have sold more than 100 million albums and played sold-out venues around the world. In support of their new record, Sting in the Tail, "the Scorps" will embark on a three-year mammoth tour, which will take them across five continents. Upon their return, they will be calling it quits.
She and Him: Volume Two
Volume Two is the second album by She & Him, a sweet collaboration between M. Ward and actress Zooey Deschanel.
Quadron (Copenhagen, Denmark), influenced by Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill, creates melodies with lush orchestration and deep beats. Lyrical and sophisticated, Quadron is emotionally resonant and highly addictive.