All are newish. All are good.
1: Sampha // Timmy’s Prayer
Sampha pulled a Sia and went from vocalist to soloist and the results are A++.
2: Arcade Fire // Everything now
I didn’t love Reflektor except for the stuff from the Her soundtrack, but this one is prettttty good.
3: Liv // Wings of Love
Liv is a hybrid of Lykki Li, Miike Snow, and Peter, Bjorn, and John. What?? I have Jason Bentley to thank for this one, and many others. Thank you Jason for making my mornings so very eclectic! (And don’t mind the very uh, Georgia O’Keefe-ness of this album art.)
4: Frank Ocean // Chanel
So I didn’t love Blonde as much as Channel Orange. I know. Did I just not get it? Was I expecting way way way way way way way too much? It’s likely.
5: HAIM // Want You Back
When did this song come out and how did I not know until yesterday? I was so scared to listen because I was so afraid of them having a sophomore slump. BUT THEY DIDN’T. IT’S SO GOOD. NOT EVEN BEING IN T-SWIFT’S CLIQUE CAN MAKE ME DISLIKE THEM.