Sweden’s superstar deejay makes a debut album that instantly puts him right up there with the David Guettas and Calvin Harrises of the world. He shows a knack for mixing real soul into the electronic beats on tracks like the rousing hit “Wake Me Up!” 
The Electric Lady
The biggest problem with Monáe’s second album is the first half’s thrills—from “Dance Apocalyptic” and the title cut to a Prince cameo—make it a shame that the slow-jammy second half can’t match that wattage. Still, this eclectic lady rocks. 
Britain’s best indie rockers stay on their career-long roll with their fifth album. Frontman Alex Turner continues to have a wicked way with a lyric: “I wanna be your vacuum cleaner / Breathing in your dust,” he croons on “I Wanna Be Yours,” making you all his. 
Following the exhaustive, three-disc seduction of last year’s Trilogy, this neo-soulster sounds as if he is a bit spent here. Even so, his silky vocals and sexy atmospherics on Kiss Land succeed in setting the mood for a hot makeout session.