Essential Full-Length Releases
NAO - For All We Know
NAO is Neo Joshua, a soul and funk singer hailing from Nottingham, England. She studied jazz in college before going on to provide vocals for Kwabs and Jarvis Cocker. She also served as a member of The Boxettes, an a cappella group. She began her solo career in 2014, releasing an EP that neared the top of the British charts. For All We Know is her first full solo record.
Watch: "Fool to Love"
Watch: "Bad Blood"
Trim - 1-800 DINOSAUR Presents Trim
The weirdly-named 1-800 DINOSAUR is James Blake's own music label. Though he specializes in electronic-tinged R&B, he's shown a great deal of love for hip-hop, both with his collaborations and the artists he signs to his label. Trim is one of his latest signees. Trim's been in the British rap game for over a decade, but this is his first proper album following a large number of mixtapes and EPs.
Listen: "Before I Lied"
True Neutral Crew - Soft Rules
Daveed Diggs is a busy man. He just ended his run as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson on Hamilton, released a new album and EP with Clipping., and somehow found the time to also release this new album with his other group, True Neutral Crew. This is the first album with this band, following EPs released in 2013 and 2014.
Listen: "Modern Art"
Listen: "More a Kid"
Other Full-Length Releases
Owen - The King of Whys
Listen: "Settled Down"
Steve Adamyk Band - Graceland
Listen: "Through My Fingers"
Listen: "Carry On"
Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.
Brian Wilson - Brian Wilson and Friends
Listen: "Fun Fun Fun"
Listen: "Our Prayer"
Father John Misty - "Real Love Baby"
Listen: "Real Love Baby"
The Land: Music from the Motion Picture
Listen: Nas & Erykah Badu - "This Bitter Land"
Listen: Pusha T & Jeremih - "Paid"
Massive Attack - "The Spoils"/"Come Near Me"
Watch: "Come Near Me" (featuring Ghostpoet)
Watch: "The Spoils" (featuring Hope Sandoval)
New Order - "People on the High Line"
Listen: "People on the High Line"
R.E.M. - Dead Letter Office Reissue
Watch: "Wolves, Lower"
Listen: "Gardening at Night"
R.E.M. - Eponymous Reissue
Listen: "Radio Free Europe"
Listen: "Driver 8"
R.E.M. - Life’s Rich Pageant Reissue
Listen: "I Believe"
Listen: "Begin the Begin"
Ramones - Ramones Deluxe Edition Reissue
Listen: "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Listen: "Beat on the Brat"
Star Trek Beyond: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Watch: Rihanna - "Sledgehammer"
Titus Andronicus - S+@dium Rock: Five Nights at the Opera
Watch: "69 Stones"