This week on our music criticism podcast Hear and Now, we’re talking about some of the boldest and most interesting new albums of the year. First up is the long anticipated return of electronic producer Grimes in her most arrestingly poppy effort so far, Art Angels. Then we delve into Ty Dolla $ign’s debut album Free TC, composed in tribute to his imprisoned brother. Finally, we explore the strange and imaginative world of experimental artist Oneohtrix Point Never and his new, surprisingly dubstep-influenced album Garden of Delete. Listen on Nerdophiles, iTunes, or Soundcloud.
Songs that appear on the show this week:
Grimes – “California;” “Flesh without Blood;” “Kill V. Maim”
Ty Dolla $ign – “Saved;” “Solid;” “Blase”
Oneohtrix Point Never – “Ezra;” “Sticky Drama;” “Child of Rage”