Pixies, Slipknot + more, our favourite records of the week

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Pixies, Slipknot + more, our favourite records of the week

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Words by Harry Connell

This week, Pixies and Slipknot continue their charge, and Kid Cudi honours his late friend

This week, Pixies drops Doggerel, Slipknot releases The End, So Far, and Kid Cudi drops Entergalactic.

This week’s top picks:

  • Pixies – Doggerel.
  • Slipknot – The End, So Far.
  • Kid Cudi – Entergalactic.p

Read all the latest music news here.

Pixies – Doggerel

American alternative-rock band Pixies have returned with the release of their new album Doggerel, the band’s eighth record, and fourth since their reunion in 2004.

A staple of the genre since they burst onto the scene back in 1986, Pixies have shown that the core elements of their magic haven’t been tampered with, their newest project being every bit as absorbent as their early records.

Doggerel demonstrates why Pixies are the gold standard of alternative rock.


Slipknot – The End, So Far

Grammy-award-winning metal band Slipknot today released their highly anticipated 12-track-album The End, So Far.

Following their widely celebrated 2019 album We Are Not Your Kind, which marked Slipknot’s third consecutive #1 on the ARIA album charts, The End, So Far features singles like ‘The Dying Song (Time To Sing)’ and ‘Yen’, which include music videos directed by one of the band’s percussionists M. Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan.

While it’s unclear what the future looks like for Slipknot, as it was revealed this would be their final album with Roadrunner Records, who they’ve been with since 1998, the seventh album from the Iowa metal mainstays shows the band can continue to redefine, revitalise, and reimagine the scope of the genre.

Kid Cudi – Entergalactic 

Entergalactic is the eighth studio album by American artist Kid Cudi, and releases as the musical component of his upcoming adult animated Netflix special of the same name.

Initially announced in 2019, the series and album were both ultimately delayed into 2022, so Cudi could focus on his 2020 project Man on the Moon III: The Chosen.

The album includes features from artists such as Ty Dolla Sign, 2 Chainz, Don Tolliver and Steve Aoki, as well as some high-quality production from the likes of Dot da Genius and Plain Pat.

Cudi recently revealed that the album is dedicated to late friend and fashion designer Virgil Abloh, and the album’s release date is also Abloh’s birthdate.

The beat and melody choices on the record are comforting and melancholic, and the signature Cudi flair certainly shines through, creating an album that is easy to listen to, and will only get better once the accompanying series releases on Netflix.