Best Albums: United Nations, Anna Calvi, Zackey Force Funk, Rise Against

This week’s best albums

– Led by Thursday’s Geoff Rickly, United Nations returns with a new lineup and an enraged dose of hardcore, featuring members of Pianos Become the Teeth.

– With the aid of David Byrne, singer Anna Calvi deftly covers David Bowie, Suicide, FKA Twigs, Connan Mockasin, and Keren Ann.

– Singer Zackey Force Funk pairs a love of Prince and ’70s funk with prototypical early hip hop, disco, lurid bedroom soul, glitch, and drug-friendly experimentation.

Rise Against returns to satiate long-time fans and pop-punk enthusiasts alike.

Honorable mentions

Child Actor: Never Die

Jungle: s/t (XL)

Landlady: Upright Behavior (Hometapes)

“Weird Al” Yankovic: Mandatory Fun (RCA)