Grizzly_bear_ThisweekGrizzly Bear—Yellow House
Fans of Grizzly Bear's lo-fi and noisy folk debut will not be disappointed with their new album, Yellow House. They will however be confused if they haven't caught Grizzly Bear's live show recently. The sparse sound is gone in favor of lush arrangements, intricate harmonies, and an incredible suite of songs that move in surprising directions. Whereas the band's earlier works sounded like the vision of auteur and founding member Edward Droste, this album shows that Grizzly Bear is finally a band (and a damn good one at that). On constant play at Refinery29 and a strong contender as our album of the year.
Broadcast_thisweekBroadcast—Future Crayon
Very few bands wear their influences on their sleeves as
much as Broadcast, who boldly create albums in the vein of their favorite records of the 1960s. Somehow this almost kitschy idea has birthed one of the most interesting acts in rock music today, a creative group that has yielded
two of the finest albums of the decade. Their latest release is a collection of B-sides and non-album cuts from the past few years—a quirky selection of experimental songs that is a treat for fans and newcomers alike.
Advertisement
Timberlake_ThisWeekJustin Timberlake—FutureSex/LoveSound
How the times have changed. We could never have predicted that a former boy bander would be 2006's pop music savior but after the success of JT's debut album, his latest has become the most anticipated album of the year. At times channeling Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson, Justin manages to filter all his influences into his own creative voice and the result is an almost avant-garde pop masterpiece. Timbaland's presence is, of course, a huge part of the formula but you can't keep attributing Justin's success to other people when he is continuously proving himself to be one of the most exciting voices in pop music.

More from Entertainment

Everything about Luke Cage communicates strength. The burly Harlem resident seems patient and unfeeling. Bullets can’t wound Luke Cage, and knives can’t ...
Try as we may to separate the man from his work, it feels disingenuous to write about a Woody Allen project without so much as mentioning the personal ...
We need to talk about Amanda Knox’s eyes. Knox is 29 now, nine years removed from “Foxy Knoxy," from her Italian study abroad trip, from that time she ...
It’s pretty obvious that movie and television characters don’t look the way most of us do, and that it's a problem. But rarely do we actually talk about ...
A major network has just ordered a series about a man who sends for a mail-order bride from the Philippines and winds up with a full mail-order family. ...
Now that James Lively is a big sib, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate the paragons of parenthood that are Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Julianne Hough has responded to Amber Rose's accusations that the dancer body-shamed Rose on Dancing With the Stars. Hough told Entertainment Tonight that ...
(Paid Content) When a movie like Disney's Queen of Katwe comes out, you know award season is upon us. The inspiring new film has all the makings of an ...
We may not get to see live-action Beauty and The Beast until 2017, but we have been getting a ton of teasers lately. First, there was a trailer. Then, ...
It's official: Lady Gaga will be the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show headliner. The "Perfect Illusion" singer has confirmed in a tweet that, "This year the ...
In 1998, two young actors and best friends named Matt Damon and Ben Affleck took home the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. The movie was Good Will ...
It has been but three years since Justin Theroux's bulge went for a jog in a pair of sweatpants, but it feels as if it happened only yesterday
Today, TMZ reported that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have come to a temporary divorce settlement that grants full custody of the six children to Jolie
Every once in a while, a show comes along that we're super psyched about — and not just like, "This is a cool series you should consider watching," but ...