Sliding right in before YEAR END LIST time comes my favorite releases from November, a cute little crew that had a slight impact on my YEAR END LIST, with Rosalía, Earl Sweatshirt and Kelly Moran all making appearances in my Top 50. Oops! I revealed too much – hopefully you’ll see that full product soon. Hope you enjoy this selection until then.
Earl Sweatshirt – Some Rap Songs [Tan Cressida / Columbia]
A HAM radio enthusiast plays multiple distorted frequencies at once at high volumes while reclining in an old oversized recliner.
Ellis – The Fuzz [Self-Released]
A small creek, choked with dead leaves, gurgles as melted snow refills its currents.
Foxwarren – Foxwarren [Anti-]
Any effort to try and relax and focus on yourself gets upended by thoughts of impending doom and fluttering daydreams of unrequited / out of reach crushes.
Kelly Moran – Ultraviolet [Warp]
An ice castle is constantly destroying and rebuilding itself into different prismatic formations of varying complexity.
Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore – Ghost Forests [Three Lobed]
At the base of a snowy mountain range, a breeze blows through a field of flowers surrounding a picturesque house.
Oneohtrix Point Never – Love In The Time Of Lexapro [Warp]
An old computer in a remote Nebraskan farmhouse just received a spam email.
Rosalía – El mal querer [Sony]
A radiant sunbeam follows you like a spotlight, putting both your daily successes & failures on center stage for everyone to see, magnifying their impact to dramatic degrees.
The Samps – Breakfast [Gloriette Records]
Three broken CRT TVs are given life after being injected with copious amounts of Re-Animator slime and decide to make a rock band out of distorted toy commercials, b-movie musical rock songs, screw tapes, and early corporate hip hop.
Vince Staples – FM! [Def Jam]
A sensationalist news broadcast is interrupted by a fleet of cars with bass-boosted speaker systems and a bunch of kids playing loud summer games in the street.
GR8 SONGS OF NOVEMBER::
You can listen to these + more of my favorite songs of the year on my SPOTIFY PLAYLIST.
- Earl Sweatshirt – “Azucar”
- Earl Sweatshirt – “Nowhere2go”
- Earl Sweatshirt – “Peanut”
- Ellis – “Frostbite”
- Eyedress – “Be A Better Friend”
- Foxwarren – “Lost In A Dream”
- Kelly Moran – “Water Music”
- Oneohtrix Point Never – “Last Known Image Of A Song (Ryuichi Sakamoto Rework)”
- Rosalía – “Di Mi Nombre (Cap.8: Éxtasis)”
- Rosalía – “Reniego (Cap.5: Lamento)”
- The Samps – “Recovery”
- Sharon Van Etten – “Jupiter 4”
- Vince Staples – “FUN!”