On the Record: Crystal Stilts, Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy & More

Album reviews in 30 seconds or less.

By Bill Chenevert
Add Comment Add Comment | Comments: 0 | Posted Jan. 4, 2012

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Crystal Stilts

Radiant Door EP

(Sacred Bones)

Sounds Like: The N.Y. post-punk quintet’s dreamy third EP is a lovely handful of their short bursts of psychedelic and retro-inspired lo-fi rock that’s a rich, slow burn.

Free Association: Surfy and post-punk descriptors making you cringe? This one won’t.

For Fans Of: Jesus & Mary Chain, Cure/Joy Division, guitar spaceouts.

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Soul Time!

(Daptone)

Sounds Like: A slew of B-sides, live cuts and singles from the Brooklyn collective’s catalog is never unwelcome; they’re the funkiest, grooviest and baddest in the biz.

Free Association: If you weren’t at the PIFA set, you missed some killer funky chicken.

For Fans Of: James Brown x the Budos Band, Funkadelic, the boogaloo and the pony.

Strange Boys 

Live Music

(Rough Trade)

Sounds Like: Texan brothers brought in a keys player and drummer to perfect their British-psych-rock-inspired brand of downhome garage rock a la Spoon or Dawes.

Free Association: Their most polished-to-date makes for a vibrant, lively listen.

For Fans Of: Roky Erickson x Jon Spencer Blues Explosion + Animals, barbecue.

Young Jeezy

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