Of Montreal: False Priest

Over 10 records, Of Montreal have gone from twerpy indie pop to twee-R&B kink machine. This time, frontman Kevin Barnes is putting more flesh on his fantasies, camping up a Prince falsetto over psychedelic soul and New Wave disco. Guests Solange Knowles and Janelle Monáe, plus Jon Brion's groove-heavy production, place him dangerously close to actual soul music. But Barnes gets over on his mix of decadence and whimsy — he'll hook up with your cousin just to get closer to you — and drops come-ons like "You look like a playground to me, playa."