Music Shopping List: ScHoolboy Q’s ‘Blank Face LP’ Leads the Way
The wallet may stay intact this week. After July 1 proved to be a solid date for new albums, July 8 looks much less impressive. Easily leading the charge this week is ScHoolboy’s highly anticipated Blank Face LP. Trailing it are new releases from Chevelle (The North Corridor), Switchfoot (Where the Light Shines Through), and The Avalanches (Wildflower). To reiterate, ScHoolboy Q’s new LP is the week’s most prized album.
ScHoolboy Q, Blank Face LP
West Coast Rapper ScHoolboy Q returns with his fourth album, Blank Face LP. Blank Face LP follows Q’s Grammy-nominated 2014 album Oxymoron, which debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200. Blank Face LP is comprised of 17 tracks, with “THat Part” featuring Kanye West among tracks available prior to the album. In addition to West, other guests include Anderson .Paak, E-40, and Jadakiss.
Chevelle, The North Corridor
Rock band Chevelle returns with The North Corridor, the band’s eighth studio album. The North Corridor arrives two years after La Gárgola, which debuted at no. 3 on the Billboard 200. The North Corridor only runs 10 tracks deep, with “Joyride (Omen),” “Rivers,” and “Young Wicked” arriving prior to the album.
Switchfoot, Where the Light Shines Through
Rock band Switchfoot returns with Where the Light Shines Through, its first album in two years. Where the Light Shines Through follows 2014 effort Fading West, which landed in the top 10 of the Billboard 200, also topping the Christian albums chart. The deluxe version of the album comprises of 15 tracks. “Float,” “Where the Light Shines Through,” “Bull in a China Shop” and “Live It Well” arrived prior to the album.
The Avalanches, Wildflower
The last time we heard from the Australian band, The Avalanches, was way back in 2000 – 16 years ago! In 2000, The Avalanches released a critically-acclaimed debut album entitled Since I Left You. After an extended hiatus, the band returns with long-awaited sophomore album Wildflower. Wildflower consists of 22 tracks, with “Subways,” “Colours,” and “Frank Sinatra (Extended Mix)” arriving ahead of the album.
Biffy Clyro, Ellipsis [Warner Bros]; Emarosa, 131 [Hopeless]; Nonpoint, The Poison Red [Spinefarm]; Shura, Nothing’s Real [Interscope]