Recommended Albums: November 2018

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.


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!”

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