Happy new year.
Another year, another list.
The Favorites (in alphabetical order):
- Alex Cameron – Forced Witness
- Alvvays – Antisocialites
- Big Thief – Capacity
- BROCKHAMPTON – SATURATION I/II/III
- Big K.R.I.T. – 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time
- Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
- Jay Som – Everybody Works
- Julien Baker – Turn Out the Lights
- Kelela – Take Me Apart
- Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
- King Krule – The OOZ
- Kirin J. Callinan – Bravado
- Lorde – Melodrama
- Moses Sumney – Aromanticism
- Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked At Me
- Paramore – After Laughter
- Perfume Genius – No Shape
- Priests – Nothing Feels Natural
- Princess Nokia – 1992 Deluxe
- Sampha – Process
- SZA – CTRL
- The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
- Tyler, The Creator – Flower Boy
- Vagabon – Infinite Worlds
- Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory
The Honorable Mentions:
- Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up
- Kelly Lee Owens – Kelly Lee Owens
- Rina Sawayama – RINA
- Slowdive – Slowdive
- St. Vincent – MASSEDUCTION
- The National – Sleep Well Beast
- yaeji – EP 2
A brand new mixtape. Feels like it’s been ages since the last one. I’d say this one is more chill and quiet than the previous one, almost.
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile teamed up for a wonderful new song, King Krule is officially back, and Vampire Weekend’s Rostam dropped a new song ahead of his debut album’s release next week.
Charli XCX’s latest, titled “Boys”, is seriously addictive, Jessie Ware is back with the smooth “Midnight”, plus new songs from Rhye, Waxahatchee, and St. Vincent among others.
HAIM and Phoenix are back, it’s like 2013 all over again. Plus new songs by Rostam, Beach House, and Vince Staples.
Enjoy the summer.