New and Good, 6/11/13
by Dan Weiss | June 15, 2013
This week finds Black Sabbath reuniting with Ozzy at the forefront for their first album since 1978's (now) aptly titled Never Say Die, delivering what he promises on "God Is Dead?" Meanwhile, The Lonely Island and Solange Knowles spin hashtag rap into a grammar lesson on "Semicolon" (with a big-time reference to Alf eating cats). The wildly acclaimed garage (dance, not rock) duo Disclosure drop their debut album with the superbly catchy "You & Me" and the jauntier soul of "Latch," while Surfer Blood's "Demon Dance" and "Needles and Pins" prove their power pop smarts as they move from indie to major label. Jimmy Eat World return with '80s college-radio-styled emo pop, and Macklemore's runaway hit "Thrift Shop" gets the Kidz Bop treatment. All that plus Goo Goo Dolls, Chrisette Michele and more in this week's new release highlights.