For fans of Sonic Youth and noise-rock, Body/Head's Coming Apart came out this week. The new project of Kim Gordon and Bill Nace is definitely for those like guitar noise albums.
UK garage-rock band Arctic Monkeys released a new album called AM this week. With more harmonies and a crisper sound, this album does have some good songs. "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High" seems like the next logical step after 2007's "I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor." But again, it sounds mature and toned down. The club/barroom sentiment is still there. As Franz Ferdinand's latest album went more 80s-new-wave, this album continues with a more refined garage sound. If you are a fan of bands like The Strokes, this album may be up your alley.