Pet Shop Boys’ ‘Elysium’, The XX’s ‘Coexist’ & Dave Matthews Band’s ‘Away From The World’ Get Reviewed: The Drop

Pet Shop Boys, The XX And Dave Matthews Band Get Dropped
It’s Tuesday and we’re back with The Drop, our Soundbytes segment where we rate the week’s hottest pop releases. September is in full swing, and perhaps that’s why we’re experiencing a serious chill vibe on the music front. Pet Shop Boys team up with a new producer for their 11th album Elysium, while Dave Matthews Band returns to an old collaborator on Away From The World. The xx debut their second effort Coexist — but is it a sophomore slump for the Brit group? Find out as we preview these albums and let you know which is worth your hard-earned dollars above.

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  • ChewTheDirt

    This album is some of DMBs best work in years. The musical genius is just mindblowing. This review from world renowned producer sums the album up perfectly Can’t wait to see him perform “Mercy”!

  • Emma

    I would love to see DMB perform Mercy!! Recently, I’ve been addicted to the video they have on YouTube for it…

  • Roger Sanchez

    I couldn’t agree more with Pet Shop Boys ‘Elysium’ – It was a tough listen at first with only a handful of songs standing out, but after listen number three or four, I was sold – PSB albums are notorious for getting used to the awesomeness of their music after a couple of listens…Excellent, excellent, excellent…A solid ‘A’ from me : )

  • RockOnMN

    I’m not a huge DMB fan, but Away From The World seems fantastic. Not to mention the insanely cool music video for “Mercy” These guys will never stop being talented and innovative!