Tyler, The Creator has never been one for a quiet entrance, but the Odd Future ringleader seems to be doing so with Wolf. Sure, a few of his usual antics have been done for show (like asking reviewers not to talk about the album for a week until fans could make their own judgments. Whoops.) but the twist and turns of a relatively young man’s fame have re-focused the rapper on his primary goal – making the music that got him there in the first place. The album was solely produced by him and, unlike Goblin, he puts his energy into the beats and the overall aesthetic of these songs as a whole rather than the bursts of controversy that may have isolated fans from a very talented artist. Also featuring: Frank Ocean, Earl Sweatshirt, Pharrell, Erykah Badu and more.
If You Like: Odd Future, Tech N9ne, MF Doom
Recommended Track: “Parking Lot”
Longtime fans of Killswitch Engage are getting a bittersweet taste with this new album, which features former vocalist Jesse Leech, who rejoined the band 10 years after his final album when Howard Jones left the band in 2012. A band that has grown together over time moving forward with the creative force of the past, which brings an interesting perspective into every track. The demons that kept Leech from his lead vocal duties are explored as titles like “A New Awakening,” “The Hell in Me,” and “In Due Time,” as he gears up for the heavy touring and duties of a band member again. The band is doing a run through Europe this month, winding down in May at a few festivals in the Midwest.
If You Like: All that Remains, Escape the Fate, Atreyu
Recommended Track: “Blood Stains”
In a crowded space of country groups, the synergy of the Perry siblings (Kimberly, Neil and Reid) has set them apart from the rest. They are in no way pioneering this group anymore, as their massive hit, “If I Die Young,” was followed by two other top charting singles before the band went back in to record this sophomore effort. The first two singles shot off immediately, with “Better Dig Two,” souring to #1 on the radio charts. The band wrote nine of the 12 tracks on the album, with legendary producer Rick Rubin at the helm for production and creative direction. They hit a handful of colleges the next few months before embarking on the Live & Loud Changed Tour with Rascal Flatts andThe Voice winner, Cassadee Pope.
If You Like: Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, Rascal Flatts.
Recommended Track: “Done”
Other Albums Available This Week
Cold War Kids – Dear Miss Lonelyhearts
Gretchen Wilson – Right On Time
Alkaline Trio – My Shame Is True
Two Door Cinema Club – Next Year – EP
Dora The Explorer – Dora Rocks! Music From The Special & More!
Authority Zero – The Tipping Point
Watch the Duck – Anatidephobia
Intocable – En Peligro De Extinción
For Today – Prevailer EP
The Besnard Lakes – Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO
British Sea Power – Machineries of Joy
Banda Los Recoditos – El Free
Mad Season – Above
The Video Unlimited service and PlayStation Store video update is jam-packed with gritty blockbusters and tons of the latest TV episodes. Here’s this week’s update…
D-J-A-N-G-O… the D is silent. Love, liberty and the pursuit of vengeance hits the Video Unlimited service this week as Django Unchained releases today before DVD and Blu-ray. Jaime Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson help tell director Quentin Tarantino’s unorthodox version of Django, the slave whose brutal history with his former owners finds him face-to-face with German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz. Be the first to own the Academy-Award winning film for Best Original Screenplay today!
From gritty to greatness, Academy Award winning actress Naomi Watts and actor Ewan McGregor star in The Impossible. It’s the incredible true story of a family caught in one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. Both epic and intimate, devastating and uplifting, this film will have you reaching for the tissues and dancing for joy. Own it now before DVD and Blu-ray!
Mid-season TV is back in stride and several networks are gearing up for their epic season finales. This Friday (4/5), the psychopathic thriller Hannibal releases on the Video Unlimited service. The season premiere takes us back to the origins of Hannibal Lecter, who once masqueraded as a brilliant psychiatrist in the employ of the FBI. You won’t want to miss the masterful manipulator’s story come to life in this stylized telling of Hannibal.
The madness continues in season four of MAD. This season’s rendition of the iconic animated sketch comedy series features a twisted mix of humor and animation styles that pulls back the curtain and exposes the sordid truth behind movies, TV shows and games. Make sure to catch up on previous seasons and watch each episode the day after it airs!
Visit the video store on your Sony Entertainment Network compatible devices, or simply visit the Sony Entertainment Network web store, to see all the hottest new releases in movies and TV.