Are your playlists in need of some fresh tunes to groove to? You're in luck. This week brought some seriously good music to the forefront of our Rdio and Spotify listening circuits. Read on for three can't-miss additions you're going to want to check out, stat.
Alabama Shakes "Sound & Color" ($10)
The sophomore album from Athens, Alabama-grown Alabama Shakes is nothing short of wondrous and rousing. From the drifting, shivering tones of the first song, straight on through the end, lead singer Brittany Howard is pure magnetic power. Get on this boat, fast.
Passion Pit "Kindred" ($10)
Passion Pit's third album will please fans who have been patiently awaiting new material from Michael Angelakos, as its sound calls to mind past material. As can be expected from a person who has struggled in his past, the lyrics are what this one is all about, though sonically, it's still an upbeat, foot-tapping, zippy good time.
Rihanna "American Oxygen" single ($1)
Rihanna's new single, a brooding ballad that features stripped vocals as well as darkened dance beats, ruminates on the American dream and all the hard work it takes. It's a poignant listen.
What are you listening to this week? Tell us in the comments!