Top 5, make that 6, adds

A re-release of Abelardo Barroso's music makes #5 on this week's top 5, I mean 6, adds.
A re-release of Abelardo Barroso’s music makes #5 on this week’s top 5, I mean 6, adds.

Before the CMJ Top 10 tomorrow, enjoy this list of very new releases to check out. We typically do things around here in multiples of 5, but I couldn’t resist tacking on one special release on the end.

1. Mary J. Blige – The London Sessions [Ed. note: She’s been around since 1992, but she still manages to sound fresh and interesting and just, well, really good.]

2. Lord Raja – A Constant Moth [Ed. note: Electronic artist from New York]

3. Girlpool – Girlpool [Ed. note: Duo of teenagers from L.A., just guitar, bass, their voices, and some killer songwriting.]

4. Oceaan – Veritas [Ed. note: Producer from Manchester, U.K.]

5. Abelardo Barroso y la Orquesta Sensacion – Cha Cha Cha [Ed. note: Re-release of an incredible Cuban group from the 50s.]

6. Parquet Courts – Content Nausea [Ed. note: The extra 6th album is Parquet Court’s second full-length of the year!]

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