El-P & Killer Mike strike back, Talib Kweli with Pretty Lights, Owen goes electric

This week’s best albums

– BFFs El-P and Killer Mike return as Run the Jewels, offering some of the best bangers of the summer.

Pretty Lights lays down a massive and layered record, going orchestral by way of electronica and getting guest love from Talib Kweli.

– Singer-songwriter Mike Kinsella gets dynamic with solo project Owen, amping up and showing shades of his past.

Honorable mentions

Huntress: Starbound Beast (Napalm)

Myron & E with The Soul Investigators: Broadway (Stones Throw)

Zomby: With Love (4AD)