New Reviews: Patrick Stump's Solo Album Is 'Irrefutably Catchy'

Also: Stream new music by Coldplay, Jane's Addiction, Real Estate, M83, Bruno Mars and Tori Amos

October 18, 2011 9:15 AM ET
Patrick Stump, Soul Punk
Patrick Stump, Soul Punk

In this week's slate of Rolling Stone reviews, Jody Rosen says that Soul Punk, the debut solo record from former Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump, is one of "the most irrefutably catchy albums of 2011." Also, Josh Eells describes Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto as a "bear-hug record for a bear-market world," Jon Dolan pans Jane's Addiction's "sleepy" new album, The Great Escape Artist, and Will Hermes praises the "buttery harmonies" on Real Estate's Days.


Patrick Stump - Soul Punk (stream full album)

Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto (stream one song)

Jane's Addiction - The Great Escape (stream one song)

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (stream one song)

Real Estate - Days (stream one song)

Dum Dum Girls - Only in Dreams (stream one song)

John Doe - Keeper (stream one song)

Withered Hand - Good News (stream one song)

Terius Nash - 1977 (stream one song)

Tori Amos - Night of Hunters (stream one song)

Dan Zanes - Little Nut Tree (stream one song)

Wavves - Life Sux (stream one song)


Bruno Mars "It Will Rain" (stream)

Bon Iver "With God on Our Side" (stream)

B.o.B. featuring Lil Wayne "Strange Clouds" (stream)

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