On this week’s edition of Recommended Albums, we have a long-awaited pop opus, a meditation on chill, a blistering goth collision, a musical equivalent to a gentle breeze, and more. I only picked eight this month because I didn’t feel like really digging down and finding two more albums to focus on. These were the ones I really liked! If there are any I’m missing or you think I should listen to again, let me know!
Charli XCX – Charli [Asylum]
Going so fast in a car that realities begin to separate, splitting your consciousness between an ultra-futuristic, utopic society and one built out of your neuroses and paranoia.
Jenny Hval – The Practice of Love [Sacred Bones]
Being engulfed by the folds of a Georgia O’Keeffe painting.
Men I Trust – Oncle Jazz [Self-Released]
Upon opening a picture book of sunsets, colorfully-hued clouds leak out of its pages, swirling around the room and intoxicating you with their heaven-touched scent.
Molly Sarlé – Karaoke Angel [Partisan]
After getting a distressing text, you drive out to a local dive bar and blend in to its surroundings, a rainbow light ball occasionally casting light onto your camouflaged frame.
Reduction Plan – (Ae) Maeth [Redscroll]
Encased in clay, lava slowly covers and fuses you into the Earth’s crust.
Sandro Perri – Soft Landing [Constellation]
Sitting in a rocking chair atop a tall hill watching families have picnics, children play games and olden folk stroll in the park below as a gentle breeze wafts fresh grass your way.
(Sandy) Alex G – House of Sugar [Domino]
You return to the secluded wooded spot that you retreated to as a child to play with imaginary friends to find that it’s been clear-cut for a new suburb.
Slayyyter – Slayyyter [Self-Released]
A chaotic sprite enters your brain and hardwires your pleasure sensors to only fire when listening to early-00s bubblegum pop.
GR8 SONGS OF SEPTEMBER 2019:
Listen to all these and more on my Spotify Playlist!
- Boards of Canada – “XYZ”
- Charli XCX – “Click (feat. Kim Petras & Tommy Cash)”
- Charli XCX – “Cross You Out (feat. Sky Ferreira)”
- Charli XCX – “Next Level Charli”
- Charli XCX – “Silver Cross”
- Chelsea Wolfe – “Deranged For Rock & Roll”
- Danny Brown – “Best Life”
- Danny Brown – “Dirty Laundry”
- Dry Cleaning – “Sit Down Meal”
- Great Grandpa – “Digger”
- Jenny Hval – “Accident”
- Jenny Hval – “Six Red Cannas”
- Jenny Hval – “The Practice Of Love”
- JPEGMAFIA – “Beta Male Strategies”
- Kate Teague – “Sweetheart”
- Kero Kero Bonito – “Battle Lines”
- Klaus Johann Grobe – “Downtown”
- Men I Trust – “All Night”
- Men I Trust – “Days Go By”
- Molly Sarlé – “Faith For Doubt”
- Molly Sarlé – “Almost Free”
- Reduction Plan – “Deliver”
- (Sandy) Alex G – “In My Arms”
- (Sandy) Alex G – “Southern Sky”
- (Sandy) Alex G – “Taking”
- Sandro Perri – “Time (You Got Me)”
- Slayyyter – “Mine”
- Yves Tumor – “Applaud (feat. Hirakish & Napolian)”