The Rage Against the Machine frontman recently released his first song in nearly a decade, a punk-rap screed against "a future so toxic," cooked up with El-P of Run the Jewels. It's just the kind of lefty noise this psycho election year demands.
Gaga says goodbye to her Tony Bennett phase on this return-to-form crusher. All she needs are some Eighties guitar cheese, a Godzilla beat and a little Pat Benatar vocal fire to remind us she's the demon queen of trash-disco thunder.
Imagine if a bunch of cardigan-sweater emo types tried dorking out on REO Speedwagon and Rush. Now imagine if that was really great – laser-show prog-rock with a tender heart.
Absurdly catchy retro-Nineties hip-hop from a K-Pop girl group – a foursome who sound like they've got a life-size Missy Elliott altar in their dressing room.
The Sonic Youth bassist and punk-rock hero has never released a song under her own name, until now. It was worth the wait: This sounds like Charli XCX pounding absinthe with the Butthole Surfers.
Sweeping Southern alt-rock that's lean enough to sound like a young, hungry bar band – in other words, Kings of Leon at their best.