Khushi – This Is, Pt. I & II [from Strange Seasons]
Taylor Swift – exile (feat. Bon Iver) [from folklore]
Son Lux – Plans We Made [from Tomorrows I]
Gordi – Volcanic [from Our Two Skins]
I’m only ranking my top 5 this year With that said, you’ll still find more of my favorites listed after my top 5. I hope you enjoy my selections and find a few new favorites to add to yours. Cheers.
5 – Run The Jewels//Run the Jewels 3
4 – LCD Soundsystem//american dream
3 – The xx//I See You
2 – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein//Stranger Things 2
1 – Future Islands//The Far Field
The rest of my favorites (in alphabetical order)…
Arcade Fire//Everything Now
Cigarettes After Sex//Cigarettes After Sex
Hazel English//Just Give In / Never Going Home
Jay Som//Everybody Works
Julien Baker//Turn Out the Lights
Lana Del Rey//Lust For Life
Mura Masa//Mura Masa
Sound of Ceres//The Twin
Sufjan Stevens • Nico Muhly • Bryce Dessner • James McAlister//Planetarium
Swells//What Are You Gonna Do?
Sylvan Esso//What Now
White Reaper//The World’s Best American Band
I love everything about this song, especially the title. It’s a touching tribute to his late mother, which happens to be the last song he played for her and it was played at her funeral.
“this song is dedicated to my mother binty sisay. the more time that passes, the more i see the extent of her love for me.” – Sampha
Fuzzy riffs, snappy rhythms, and robust vocals are just a few of the highlights. The unexpected surprise at the 3:45 mark takes this track to 11.
“‘Doomed’ is the stunning first cut released from Moses Sumney’s debut full-length, Aromanticism. Sumney, who’s toured with Sufjan Stevens and performed with Solange, is known for his remarkable voice and smoldering harmonies. ‘Doomed’ asks the question: ‘If my heart is idle — am I vital or am I doomed?'” (via npr all songs)
One of the most beautiful songs released this year. The perfect balance of indiepop, folk, and electronic. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I really want a Gordi + Sufjan Stevens + Bon Iver collaboration.
A few of my favorite new releases this week…
EMA//Exile In The Outer Ring
Widowspeak//Expect The Best
The War on Drugs//A Deeper Understanding
What are your favorite new releases this week?
CC Dust//CC Dust
Charli XCX//Vroom Vroom EP
♩ Charli XCX – Vroom Vroom [from Vroom Vroom EP]
Gordi//Clever Disguise EP
Holy Ghost!//Crime Cutz
Lowell//Part 1:PARIS YK – EP
Naps//The Most Beautiful Place on Earth
Nutrition//These Days Don’t Exist
Sorority Noise//It Kindly Stopped For Me
Strange Ranger//Sunbeams Through Your Head
Vince Staples//Prima Donna
♩ Vince Staples – War Ready [from Prima Donna]
p.s. Favorite LPs of 2016 drops Dec 15th