This week's new music encompasses the worlds of noise rock, experimental pop, jazz, arena rock, mainstream country and much more.
Steve Albini has made his name embracing analog recording technology, whether producing albums from Nirvana and the Pixies or in his own bands, including Shellac and Big Black. Shellac's latest is out this week, Dude Incredible, their first album in seven years. Also available is This Is My Hand, the new record from My Brightest Diamond, which our critic says wholeheartedly embraces pop sounds while maintaining the complexity of the project's previous work, and a record from modern jazz standard-bearer Jason Moran that pays tribute to the legacy of piano great Fats Waller. And don't miss reviews of new albums from Slash, Tim McGraw, Chris Brown and Paolo Nutini.
For all of this week's new reviews, head over to our Featured New Releases page.