Albums of the week: 5 records that Kayne West overshadowed last week
The only person who got more online press than Kanye West last week was North West, a.k.a. sweet baby Yeezus. While he failed to make an album to his past standards, Kanye did succeed at the primary goal of modern celebrity—get attention. I felt obligated to weigh in on Yeezus. Okay, I didn't have to, but in the face of all the confounding critical praise, I wanted to warn. I felt like I learned more about Kanye's dick than his urologist.
Anyway, there were some not-disappointing albums that saw releases last week. A handful of musicians managed to get better. So this week I'm looking back on some records that might have gone overlooked in the coming of Yeezus. Check out reviews of Mac Miller, Primal Scream, Sigur Rós, Austra and Empire of the Sun. It was a rather loaded release schedule.