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

Sep 11th, 2012 // 4 Comments
Pet Shop Boys, The XX And Dave Matthews Band Get Dropped
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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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  1. 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 http://www.chewthedirt.com/album-week-dave-matthews-band-away-world/. Can’t wait to see him perform “Mercy”!

  2. Emma

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

  3. 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 : )

  4. 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” http://bit.ly/Qmjx9p These guys will never stop being talented and innovative!

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