King Krule- “Easy Easy”. Took me a second to get to this album, but I’m so glad I did. Sharp, minimal production, and Archy Marshall’s thick UK accent and signature howling croon come together to make one of my favorite albums of the year. I’m absolutely hooked on this opening track, but I love how the album effortlessly ties in hip hop with post rock, amongg other influences. It’s an album for the modern man, or woman, and it’s a definite MUST LISTEN.
Free Download for the Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip collaboration? Don’t mind if I do:
“Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip have just released a new collaborative mixtape. It’s called The Abstract & the Dragon, and it features "Thank You", their recently released single with Kanye West and Lil Wayne. It’s also got guest spots from A Tribe Called Quest, Raekwon, Missy Elliott, Talib Kweli, and others. Grab it here.”
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The Flaming Lips- “A Spoonful Weighs A Ton”. Reminiscing over the music of the late nineties, this breakthrough album springs to mind. Better turn the bass up for this one…
Outkast to reunite at Coachella??? Some people seem to think so:
please let this be true…
Oneohtrix Point Never- “Boring Angel”. Really been getting into this new album, especially when I’m doing anything productive. It’s a super interesting listen on it’s own, but it’s also chill enough to work or study to. I’ve listened to this album all the way through at work many times at this point. It’s like listening to classical music while studying; it just makes synapses fire. Don’t believe, me just watch.
Armand Hammer- “Black Ark”. Dope, meaningful lyrics, and dense, bangin beats. This is exactly what I look for in a hip hop album. DOPE.
Tripping Daisy- “Prick”. Jamming this now classic album from the annals of Dallas music history today. It still sounds just as good today as it did nearly 20 years ago.
Stream the new Danny Brown album, Old
Heartless Bastards- “My Maker”. I miss the old, gritty Heartless Bastards. My #tbt picture reminded me how obsessed I was with these guys back in 2005.
Elvis Costello & The Roots- “Cinco Minutos Con Vos”. Finally gave this collaboration a proper listen and cannot stop bumpin this funky ass track. Slick bass line, tight beat, horns, and Costello trading his smooth vocals with La Marisoul’s sexy Spanish verses, Cinco Minutos is one of the best tracks I’ve heard all year.
Drake- “Wu-Tang Forever”. Over the course of just a few years, Drake has developed into the leading rapper on the radio. This new album explains exactly how, making no apologies. Drake’s on top, he knows it, and he’s not afraid to show it one bit.
Check out this brilliant interview with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, chronicling the making of In Utero, just in time for its 20th anniversary. The interview includes remixed and unreleased versions of tracks from those sessions, and it’s really got me excited for the 20th anniversary deluxe edition.
Dirty Three- “Red”. Heavy instrumental post-rock, led by a violin. How am I just hearing about this now? Thanks to my friend Carrie for bringing them into my life.
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