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​Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Selena Gomez and Weekend's new albums are worthy of your money
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July 22, 2013 - 16:04 PM

​Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Selena Gomez and Weekend's new albums are worthy of your money

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Vagrant Records/Rough Trade Records

American band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, which is currently clocked in at about 10 core members, with a whole bunch more additional musicians on board as well, is releasing its third studio album this week and it’s simply called Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

OK, so they obviously didn’t spend too much time on coming up with a witty name, but who really cares when you consider the 12 tracks on this album are “the rawest, most liberated, most rambunctious stuff we've done”, at least according to frontman Alex Ebert. And he ain’t no liar.

Selena Gomez
Stars Dance
Hollywood Records

The first solo album from Selena Gomez – her last three CDs were recorded as Selena Gomez & the Scene, which went on hiatus in 2012 – Stars Dance mixes pop and electronic music and mostly speaks of love and relationships (ie Selena draws on her experiences with the Biebs), arriving at what is best described as an infectious pop album perfect for summer.

The first single off Stars Dance, “Come & Get It”, was released back in April and reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also played on the radio so often we’re pretty sure we’ve got the whole song permanently burned into our minds. Which makes it even more surprising that Selena has announced she’ll be taking a break from music after Stars Dance in order to focus on acting… but to each their own.

Weekend
Jinx
Slumberland Records

Hailing from San Francisco, lo-fi trio Weekend is unveiling its second full-length album, Jinx, a follow-up to its 2010 record debut, Sports.

The band spent most of 2012 writing, recording and mixing Jinx, after making a major move across the country and landing in New York, searching for something new and fresh to inspire them. And they sure found it.

When asked to describe the new album and how it came together, Shaun Durkan (vocalist/bassist/guitarist) has said it’s "volatile. Cathartic. Bittersweet. The record is a collage of inspiration and ideas from each member of the band. Shards of experiences, images, smells, sounds molded into something we can collectively call ours."