Essential Full-Length Releases
Bishop Nehru - Elevators: Act I & II
Bishop Nehru is young, born in 1996, but has been active for half a decade. He released his first album at 16; Elevators is his sixth solo release. On it, he reconnects with a past collaborator, MF DOOM, with whom he's performed as NehruvianDOOM, and partners with producer Kaytranada for the first time.
Listen: "No Idea"
The Decemberists - I’ll Be Your Girl
No, The Decemberists' line-up has not changed and it is frontman Colin Meloy singing "I'll Be Your Girl". The latest record from The Decemberists is intentionally absurd, facing the current political state with a strange sort of humor. The album also sees the band moving away a bit from the epic folk rock they've become known for and introducing a bit a synth pop. It's an interesting combination...
Listen: "Once in My Life"
JB Dunckel - H+
JB Dunckel is best known as one-half of Air. Both members have struck out with solo work in recent years, though Dunckel was the first to do so in 2006, releasing an album under the name Darkel. H+ is his first album under his (mostly, considering the initialization) given name. It follows his partner Nicolas Godin's 2015 solo debut, Contrepoint. Come to think of it, it's been a long time since we last heard from Air, let's hope they rejoin forces soon!
Watch: "Love Machine"
Watch: "Hold On"
Yo La Tengo - There’s a Riot Going On
The title of Yo La Tengo's 15th album is a nod towards a Sly & The Family Stone album of a similar name. In a way, it is the band's reaction to the current state of things, and like The Decemberists, they have chosen not to react with abject horror or despair. Instead, they employ the chilled-out, hushed sound they've become known for, with very calming results.
Listen: "For You Too"
Other Full-Length Releases
Dungen / Woods - Myths 003
Listen: "Turn Around"
The Fratellis - In Your Own Sweet Time
Watch: "Stand Up Tragedy"
Watch: "Starcrossed Lovers"
Mount Eerie - Now Only
Listen: "Tintin in Tibet"
PRhyme - PRhyme 2
Watch: "Era" (featuring Dave East)
Listen: "Flirt" (featuring 2 Chainz)
Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.
Alanis Morissette - Flavors of Entanglement Vinyl Reissue
Watch: "Not as We"
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Unmasked: The Ultimate Collection
Watch: Sarah Brightman & Paul Miles-Kingston - "Pie Jesu"
Listen: Lana Del Rey - "You Must Love Me"
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels Reissue
Listen: "When Mama Was Moth"
Listen: "In the Gold Dust Rush"
Cocteau Twins - Treasure Reissue
Lady Bird: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Watch: HAIM - "Little of Your Love"
Listen: John Cale - "Days of Steam"
Love, Simon: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Watch: Bleachers - "Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)"
Listen: Walk the Moon - "Surrender"
Roxy Music - Roxy Music Vinyl Reissue
Thundercat - Drank Purple
Listen: "Drink Dat" (featuring OG Ron & The Chopstars)
Listen: "Jethro" (featuring DJ Slopped Up)
Sorority Noise - YNAAYT
Listen: "No Halo"
Listen: "Chelsea Hotel No. 2"