In this week's slate of Rolling Stone reviews, David Fricke raves about the "Immersion Edition" of Pink Floyd's landmark album The Wall, noting that "immersion" is "a good way to characterize the grip and whirl of construction recounted on the two CDs of demos in this seven-disc box." Also, Jon Dolan praises the "cardigan-cozy jangle" of the Cranberries' comeback record Roses, Chuck Eddy pans Chiddy Bang's "self-consciously cute" debut and Jody Rosen hails the sci-fi quiet storm of Usher's new single "Climax."
Pink Floyd - The Wall: Immersion Edition
Chiddy Bang - Breakfast
Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker and Yim Yames - New Multitudes
The Cranberries - Roses
Estelle - All of Me
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Leaving Eden
Frankie Rose - Interstellar
Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral
Metallica - Beyond Magnetic
Lamb of God - Resolution
Air - Le Voyage Dans La Lune
M. Ward "The First Time I Ran Away"
Alabama Shakes "How Many More Times"
Paris Hilton "Drunk Text"
Rita Ora "Party & Bullshit"