I'm going to go broke. Last week there were three new albums I really wanted--Robyn's Body Talk Pt2, which I raved about over the weekend; Hurts' Happiness, which is also quite decent (listening to it right now, in fact); and Interpol, which I'm still not sure how I'm going to rate it.
This week doesn't get any better: there are five albums I'm interested in!
Leading the pack is Brandon Flowers' solo debut, which I haven't heard yet, but is getting ringing endorsements from J. Mensah, Paul, although the music press seems to be giving it middling reviews.
Then there's Chromeo's third album, Business Casual. I haven't heard any of their albums before, but their style of '80s-leaning synth pop is the kind of thing I often enjoy, so I'm planning on giving this a try. Spin gives it 7/10 and EW a B, which is pretty good.
Linkin Park release their fourth album, A Thousand Suns, which I reviewed over the weekend, and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it, since I haven't been a fan of theirs before.
Of Montreal puts out their 10th album, False Priest. Here's another band I haven't listened to much (really at all), but this intrigues me. I downloaded the single "Coquet Coquette," which is good. NME gave this 7/10.
Finally, Weezer puts out their eighth album, Hurley, which I wasn't really interested in until I just listened to it at MySpace and thought it wasn't bad.