Everybody's buzzing about the new comedy album 2776, which is chock full of famous comedians and personalities, riffing about the future and science-fictional stuff. Almost everybody you love is on this album — but perhaps surprisingly, the clear standout is NPR's Nina Totenberg's a capella rock opera.
Austin, Texas metal band The Sword has forged their latest album, Warp Riders, around a scifi concept involving a time traveling cosmic wizard, a band of hyperspace pirates and two starship armadas above a tidally locked planet called Acheron.
Devo's "Something For Everybody," out today, is the geek band's first studio album in 20 years, and it's like a blast of 80s nihilism. After a decade of emo murk in pop, Devo's brand of apocalyptic insincerity is refreshing.