alt-J might just be the next Radiohead, really. The Mercury Prize favorites seriously impress James Rainis '14 with their daring debut, which fuses cinema and literature and makes geometry sexual and sinister.
Where did the backpack rapper go? Despite its grandiose promises (and title), Lupe Fiasco's new album still languishes in creative purgatory. This uneven effort, the first part of an ambitious trilogy, causes Paul Blank '14 to miss the unapologetically crass Lasers.
Moving towards a denser, intricate sound and away from the pop stylings that characterized many songs on their last album, Grizzly Bear have crafted a wonderful new album, Shields. Dina Khatib '15 recommends any serious indie music fan give this LP a listen.