Boom. It's that time! New Music Tuesday is here yet again to set your week off to just the right tune. What's in store this twelfth of May? A few highlights: None other than David Duchovny of X-Files comeback buzz just dropped his first album ("a dream come true," in his words), Snoop Dogg is setting aside a brief stint into reggae for something a little disco, a little dance, produced by Pharrell Williams, and Irish singer-songwriter Róisín Murphy releases her first solo album in eight years. Read on.
Hell or Highwater by David Duchovny ($10)
The X-Files star chases a dream with his debut musical project, a totally palatable and not-so-shabby first attempt at low key rock 'n roll songwriting.
Hairless Toys by Róisín Murphy ($12)
Irish singer-songwriter Róisín Murphy's first solo album in eight years is an odd and arresting, compelling listen. Tons of singular talent is on display here. Do it justice and give it a few listens.
Dark Bird is Home by Tallest Man on Earth ($10)
Swedish crooner Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man On Earth, has one hell of a voice. Here, it ripples and rasps overtop both bittersweet folksy melodies and heavier stomping sounds.
Bush by Snoop Dogg ($10)
Bye-bye, Snoop Lion. Snoop Dogg's newest album, which was produced by Pharrell, throws off the reggae in favor of some '70s-inflected funky disco beats with Stevie Wonder, Charlie Wilson and Kendrick Lamar all making appearances.
What are you listening to this week? Tell us in the comments.