Essential Full-Length Releases
of Montreal - Innocence Reaches
For his 14th album with of Montreal, Kevin Barnes seems to be bringing his style of music in line with his image. Through a variety of musical styles, ranging from folk to punk, his own persona has always had a glam element to it; the band's latest album finally sees him incorporating glam-pop. Barnes dropped names like Chairlift, Arca, and Jack Ü as influences on the record, a surprising statement from an artist who claims to have eschewed modern pop music.
Watch: "it’s different for girls"
Watch: "let's relate"
Rae Sremmurd - Sremmlife 2
I'm really not sure whether this young hip-hop duo is actually good, but I find their music to be fun as hell. They're part of a new wave a hip-hop, one that includes iLoveMakonnen and Future, that often feels more dedicated to style than substance. Things don't get any deeper than girls, drugs, and partying. That's ok though; sometimes I just want to bob my head and not think of anything. This is the perfect soundtrack for that.
Watch: "Look Alive"
Watch: "By Chance"
Other Full-Length Releases
Brendan Canning - Home Wrecking Years
Watch: "Keystone Dealers"
Watch: "Book It to Fresno"
JEFF The Brotherhood - Zone
Pfarmers - Our Puram
Watch: "Our Puram"
Listen: "Red Vermin"
Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits
Listen: "Plastic Plant"
Listen: "The Axis"
Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.
Day of the Dead 12”
Ducky - Don’t Give Up Yet
Florence + The Machine - Songs from Final Fantasy XV
Listen: "Stand By Me"
Listen: "Too Much Is Never Enough"
Hell or High Water: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Listen: "Lord of the Plains"
M.I.A. - "Bird Song"
Listen: "Bird Song"
Pete’s Dragon: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Watch: Lindsey Sterling - "Something Wild" (featuring Andrew McMahon)
Listen: St. Vincent - "Something on Your Mind"
Radiating Light: Orchid Tapes & Friends
Listen: Foxes in Fiction - "Extinguisher"
Listen: Owen Pallett - "Weird Honey"