You don’t need a personality test to determine what kind of music lover you are. Today’s rival album releases ask all the right questions for you: Does Kanye West‘s highly anticipated collaborative G.O.O.D. Music album, Cruel Summer get your beat-cravin’ blood boiling? Or do the swishing extravagances of Grizzly Bearmove you to press “Buy?” Does a hard-hitting collaboration roster including R.Kelly, Common, Q-Tip, John Legend, Jay-Z, and Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah strike your ears as genius? Or do you like it soft with soothing, expansive melodies as heard in Bear’s newest album since 2009, Shields?
We leave you to ask yourself these questions. Is it Kanye West or Grizzly Bear for you? Or, will you be splurging on both albums today? Who knew September 18th could be such a decisive date? Enough questions. Find your answers below.
Listen to Grizzly Bear’s Shields Full Album via NPR