Essential Full-Length Releases
Eleanor Friedberger - Rebound
Fiery Furnaces may have gone on hiatus in 2011, but Eleanor Friedberger has been going strong in her solo career. Rebound is her fourth solo record, following 2016's New View. Fiery Furnaces' seminal Blueberry Boat also got reissued this year!
Watch: "In Between Stars"
Watch: "Make Me a Song"
FAN - Barton’s Den
FAN is the solo project of Meric Long, one-half of The Dodos. That band is far from done (they're actually releasing a new album in just a few weeks). Long introduced his solo career last November with the "Fire" single.
Watch: "What a Mistake"
Leon Bridges - Good Thing
Bridges started his career with a throwback sound reminiscent of 1960s soul (think Sam Cooke or Otis Redding). For his sophomore album, he sought to update his sound a bit, and mix some modern pop into his retro style.
Watch: "Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand"
Watch: "Bad Bad News"
Rae Sremmurd - SR3MM
Rae Sremmurd's latest is a triple album. The first is the true third album from the duo. The second part is Swae Lee's solo debut, Swaecation, and the third, Jxmtro, Slim Jxmmi's.
Watch: "Powerglide" (featuring Juicy J)
The Temptations - All the Time
Yes, they're still around, though Otis Williams is the only remaining original member. The new album from the band's current iteration is primarily a covers album, featuring songs originally performed by Sam Smith, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, and others, as well as a few originals.
Watch: "Waitin’ on You"
Listen: "Earned It"
Other Full-Length Releases
DJ Koze - Knock Knock
Watch: "Pick Up"
Listen: "Illumination" (featuring Roísín Murphy)
Iceage - Beyondless
Watch: "Catch It"
Watch: "The Day the Music Dies"
Jon Hopkins - Singularity
Watch: "Emerald Rush"
Watch: "Everything Connected"
Killa Kyleon - Candy Paint N Texas Plates
Watch: "Fuck You"
Listen: "They Don’t Know" (featuring Bambino)
Matt and Kim - Almost Everyday
Watch: "Like I Used to Be"
Royce da 5’9” - The Book of Ryan
Watch: "Caterpillar" (featuring Eminem & King Green)
Watch: "Boblo Boat" (featuring J. Cole)
Simian Mobile Disco - Murmurations
Watch: "Caught in a Wave"
Watch: "Hey Sister"
Viva La Void - Viva La Void
Watch: "Red Rider"
Watch: "Death Money"
Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.
Amber Mark - Conexão
Watch: "Love Me Right"
Watch: "Love Is Stronger Than Pride"
Braids - "Collarbones"/"Burdock & Dandelions"
Listen: "Burdock & Dandelions"
Brian Eno - Music for Installations
Jenn Champion - "O.M.G. (I’m All Over It)"
Watch: "O.M.G. (I’m All Over It)"
Katie Von Schleicher - "Glad to Be Here" 7”
Listen: "Glad to Be Here"
Mass Gothic - "Dark Window"
Watch: "Dark Window"
Perera Elsewhere - Drive