The Croatian duo Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser are back to shred hearts, minds, and bowstrings with an instrumental duet that covers both pop and rock standards like AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck,” Mumford & Sons’ “I Will Wait,” and Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die” (with guest pianist Lang Lang). The twosome is probably best known for their cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” in 2011, which even appeared on Glee. Since then, they’ve gotten new haircuts (thankfully), but their sound hasn’t been cut at all. They continue to give us new and interesting takes on how classical instruments can be fused into the sound of a new generation. Portrait/Sony Masterworks (sonymasterworks.com). —Bradley Donalson
Bradley Donalson is a frequent contributor to OutSmart magazine.
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