Essential Full-Length Releases
BOOTS - Aquaria
BOOTS first made a name for himself as one of the primary producers on Beyoncé's surprise 2013 album. Since then, he's distinguished himself as a talented musician in his own right. Aquaria is his first full-length album as a solo artist, though he previously released a mixtape, WinterSpringSummerFall, and an EP, Motorcycle Jesus.
Watch: "Bombs Away"
GUM - Glamorous Damage
2015 was a big year for Tame Impala. They managed to become of those bands to majorly overhaul their sound and not piss off their fan base. The album, Currents, has even become one of the most celebrated of the year! That wasn't quite enough for the band's drummer, Jay Watson, who has a second project under the name GUM. Glamorous Damage is his sophomore album under the moniker.
Watch: "Anesthetized Lesson"
Listen: "Science Fiction"
Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden of Delete
Oneohtrix Point Never is the stage name of musician and producer Daniel Lopatin. He's done production, film scores, and even a few collaborations, but is best known for the experimental, twitchy aesthetic of his own music. His seventh album was announced via mysterious online campaign centered around Ezra, a teenaged alien. The album is already being named one of the year's best releases.
Watch: "Sticky Drama"
Watch: "Repossession Sequence"
Other Full-Length Releases
Cee Lo Green - Heart Blanche
Watch: "Sign of the Times"
Watch: "Robin Williams"
Cool Uncle - Cool Uncle
Listen: "Break Away" (featuring Jessie Ware)
Listen: "Breaking Up" (featuring Deniece Williams & James Fauntleroy)
Givers - New Kingdom
Listen: "Record High, Record Low"
Jeezy - Church in These Streets
Watch: "Church in These Streets"
JEFF The Brotherhood - Global Chakra Rhythms
Watch: "Radiating Fiber Plane"
Listen: "Mary of Silence"
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Paper Mâché Dream Balloon
Watch: "Paper Mâché Dream Balloon"
Kylie Minogue - Kylie Christmas
Watch: "Only You" (featuring James Corden)
Listen: "Christmas Wrapping" (featuring Iggy Pop)
Norman Westberg - 13
Listen: "Frostbite Falls"
TIGUE - Peaks
Ty Dolla $ign - Free TC
Watch: "Only Right" (featuring YG, Moses & TeeCee)
Watch: "Solid" (featuring Babyface)
Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.
Andrew Hung - Rave Cave 2
Listen: "Repetition vs. Time"
Aretha Franklin - The Atlantic Albums Collection
Listen: "I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You"
The Besnard Lakes - "Golden Lion" 12”
Listen: "Golden Lion"
Black Lips/The Coathangers - "Freedom Fries"/"Watch Your Back"
Watch: The Coathangers - "Watch Your Back"
Listen: Black Lips - "Freedom Fries"
Daniel Caesar - Pilgrim’s Paradise EP
Listen: "Paradise" (featuring BADBADNOTGOOD & Sean Leon)
Devinyl Splits No. 4
Listen: Cymbals Eat Guitars - "Aerobed"
Listen: Kevin Devine - "Magic Magnet"
DP - Designer Casket
Watch: "For the Love Of" (featuring D.R.A.M.)
Kurt Cobain - Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings
Listen: "Been a Son"
Neko Case - Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule Box Set
Listen: "Set Out Running"
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Hell EP
Parquet Courts - Monastic Living EP
Listen: "Monastic Living I"
A Sunny Day in Glasgow/Mis Ojo Discos - Planning Weed Like It’s Acid/Life Is Loss
Watch: A Sunny Day in Glasgow - "Hey, You’re Mine"
Listen: A Sunny Day in Glasgow - "Jet Black, Starlit"
A Tribe Called Quest - People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm Reissue
Listen: "Bonita Applebum" (Pharrell Williams Remix)
Listen: "Bonita Applebum"
Twin Limb - Anything Is Possible and Nothing Makes Sense
Watch: "Don’t Even Think"