Stream of the Crop: 4 New Albums for Heavy Rotation

New albums from LCD Soundsystem, Mogwai, and Chief Keef top this week's list.
September 2, 2017, 11:57am
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LCD Soundsystem: American Dream

After disbanding six years ago—possibly in order to sell tickets—Brooklyn indie idol and gout-haver James Murphy brings LCD Soundsystem back together for a fourth LP. Recorded at DFA Studios and produced by Murphy himself, American Dream features the singles "Call The Police," "American Dream," and "Tonite." The 13-minute "Pulse v.1" didn't make the final cut. —Alex Robert Ross

Mogwai: Every Country's Sun

Scottish post-rock titans Mogwai recorded their ninth studio album between Tarbox Studios in New York and Abbey Road in London. Dave Fridmann produced the record having previously worked with the band on 1999's Come on Die Young and 2001's Rock Action. —ARR

Chief Keef: The W

The Chicago rapper's third mixtape of 2017, The W, hit DatPiff late on Friday night. The 10-track project features contributions from Tray Savage, Ballout, Lil Bibby, and Fredo Santana. Production credits include Zaytoven, 808 Mafia's DY, CBMix, and Hollywood J. —ARR

The Knife: Live at Terminal 5

Much-loved electronic duo The Knife disbanded back in 2014, after they finished touring their 2013 album Shaking the Habitual. And though we've not heard anything from the band since then, they've now released the live film they made during that final tour to sate the international army of fans they amassed over their 15-year career. Shaking the Habitual: Live at Terminal 5 was filmed at the titular New York City venue, and it's now streaming on YouTube. It's released alongside a photo book and live album, all of which are available to buy in Europe via the band's label Rabid, though they're not yet available in North and South America, Asia, and the U.K. The film is, finally, a fitting end to The Knife's long career, and with its dancers, costumes, and intricate stage set-ups, it celebrates all of the eccentricity that made them so great. May their legacy rest in power, and also in spandex. —Lauren O'Neill

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