Essential Full-Length Releases
Frankie Cosmos - Vessel
Vessel is the third album for Cosmos and follows her relative break-out, 2016's Next Thing, which earned a few best-of spots for the year. Though Cosmos has served as the stage name for Greta Kline, this album serves as the first outing of Frankie Cosmos as a band, moving the project further away from its bedroom pop beginnings.
Watch: "Being Alive"
Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
On her third album, Musgraves makes a combination work that I never would imagined together, disco country! It's not the entire album, but the stand-out track "High Horse" beautifully combines two genres that haven't traditionally been my favorites. The rest of the album is a great listen, as well, though is far more beholden to country sounds from bygone decades.
Watch: "High Horse"
Kate Nash - Yesterday Was Forever
Yesterday Was Forever sees Nash again taking on a crowdfunding approach to recording and releasing her music. 2013's Girl Talk was funded through PledgeMusic, this latest was a Kickstarter campaign. She returns more to her early career sound on this latest record, and tackles subjects like mental illness.
Watch: "Drink About You"
Watch: "Life in Pink"
MF Doom & Czarface - Czarface Meets Metal Face!
MF DOOM has become well-known for his collaborations, which have included work with Danger Mouse, Madlib, and Bishop Nehru. He's back with yet another collab, this time with Czarface, itself a collaboration between Wu-Tang's Inspectah Deck and the duo 7L & Esoteric.
Watch: "Bomb Thrown"
Listen: "Nautical Depth"
Other Full-Length Releases
Amen Dunes - Freedom
Watch: "Miki Dora"
Watch: "Blue Rose"
Trace Mountains - A Partner to Lean On
Listen: "Cary’s Dream"
Listen: "Turn Twice"
The Vaccines - Combat Sports
Watch: "I Can’t Quit"
The Voidz - Virtue
Watch: "All Wordz Are Made Up"
Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.
Flame 1 - "Fog"/"Shrine"
Frou Frou - Details Reissue
Watch: "Must Be Dreaming"
Listen: "Let Go"
Future Islands - In the Fall Reissue
Listen: "In the Fall" (featuring Katrina Ford)
Joan Shelley - Rivers and Vessels EP
Listen: "Time Has Told Me"
No Joy/Sonic Boom - No Joy/Sonic Boom
Watch: "Triangle Probably"
Pink Floyd - London 1966/1967
The Weeknd - My Dear Melancholy,
Watch: "Call Out My Name"
Listen: "I Was Never There" (featuring Gesaffelstein)