After a two week hiatus, the playlist is back. Bear with me though, I’ve got some catching up to do:
Run The Jewels’ new album came and went (and the internet is gaga over it), as well as a couple more amazing albums that I’ll make sure to pay attention to on this list.
Let’s start funky.
Flight Facilities feat. Reggie Watts- “Sunshine”
You all know both these people, but it’s an interesting and curious combination that I never expected. It works, right? After listening to this song, it doesn’t stop making sense. This should have happened a long time ago. Reggie Watts AND Flight Facilities equals a match made in heaven.
The Preatures- “Somebody’s Talking”
My favorite album so far this year. I didn’t write about it, because no one in a million miles seems to know this band, except their brand of pop is so damn infectious. In fact, I’m ready to argue that this band, like Tame Impala (both these bands are from Australia), is bridging the gap between a heavily produced dance style and lets-get-some-guitars-and-make-a-band rock. Listen to them. They’re oozing fun right out their pores.
Theophilus London Feat. Kanye West- “Can’t Stop”
Another album that was released this past week and this one was heavily produced by Mr. “Kim-K” himself. He raps in this song and per usual, it’s both fun and angry; fun because it’s angry and angry because it’s fun. London is steady in his usual nonchalant rap versus Kanye’s growl. Hopefully it’s a collaboration that moves towards the future.
Foo Fighters- “What Did I Do?/God as My Witness”
This one is off The Grohltastic Fighters new album, released last week. It sounds very much like a foo fighters song. So, there’s that.
Azealia Banks- All of the songs in her new album squashed together
No, really. That’s what that video above is. I just couldn’t bring myself to pick a song. The entire album is fantastic (one song even verges into Merengue-Salsa territory). Pay attention to Banks and then tell Nicki Minaj to take a seat. There’s a new queen of hip-hop.
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah Feat. Elzhi: “Gunshowers”
Ghostface Killah is now becoming a superhero. His new album comes out in December. This song follows the rappers modus operandi. It’s half Tarantino score and half devastating lyrical technicality, or…
GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT. WHAT DO THEY WANT? WU-TANG IS WHAT THEYYY WANTTTTTT.
words_ juan bisono. illustration_michelle brener.