Ministry, Of Montreal, and more albums to know about this week

Ministry’s AmeriKKKant is cathartically enjoyable but ultimately uninspiring; while Young Fathers’ Cocoa Sugar is another solid dispatch from their distinct, post-genre space; and Of Montreal turns in its spaciest, most sonically interesting set of songs yet with White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood. These, plus Erasure,…

Here are the 28 most-anticipated albums of March

New releases really ramp up for March, with a glut of offerings from veteran rockers (The Breeders, The Decemberists, Yo La Tengo), underground rap icons and stoner-rap legends (MF DOOM & Czarface, Jean Grae & Chris Quelle, Curren$y, YoungBoy NBA), and boundary-pushing electronic artists (Lost Girls, DJ Taye). Here…

Hip-hop group Young Fathers win the 2014 Mercury Prize

Scottish hip-hop band Young Fathers are the winners of the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, an annual award for the best album from a British artist. Considering the collective reaction to the win can be summarized as “Who?”, it’s safe to call this a dark-horse victory. The band bypassed several favored nominees—Blur…