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10 Albums that everyone should be listening to

Fri 23rd September 2016

10 Albums that everyone should be listening to

Images all courtesy of iTunes by Apple

1) Frank Ocean Blonde

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Frank Ocean makes his triumphant return with an incredibly raw and emotional R&B album that incorporates a plethora of genres in an intimate way.
Song Pick: Nikes
2) Travis Scott Bird in the Trap Sing McKnight
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This Hip-Hop/Rap album screams confidence with a sharp story-telling ability powered by synths and a badass baseline.
Song Pick: pick up the phone
3) FKA Twigs LP1
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The trap-hop songstress displays a beautiful electronic energy, with an exquisite high voice that is both sensual and seductive
Song Pick: Two Weeks
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The Canadian produces the best mixture of hip-hop, r&b, soul and vintage house and garage music. His coolness is tangible and his beats are astounding
Song Pick: Leave Me Alone
5) James Blake The Colour in Anything
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This album is devastatingly hypnotic, and James Blake’s lyrics are sheer poetry. Check this out if you want some nocturnal 21st century soul.
Song Pick: I Need a Forest Fire
6) Gallant Ology
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Gallant is impeccably smooth, and his R&B haze really packs a punch. So honest, so relevant and incorporates R&B, dubstep and slick pop music.
Song Pick: Weight in Gold
7) Gregory Porter Take Me to the Alley
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I only need to use two words to describe this album and Mr. Porter: Soulful elegance
Song Pick: Holding On
8) Jamie T Trick
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This singer-songwriter vibe works perfect with the alternative and rock elements of the album. It’s everything you love about seeing a really cool band at your favourite dive bar.
Song Pick: Power Over Men
9) Bear’s Den Red Earth & Pouring Rain
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Earthy, romantic, and incorporating retro-futurist folk, alternative, and smooth 70s groove tracks, this is the sort of album you want to put on in your car and just drive
Song Pick: Emeralds
10) Hurts Surrender
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Manchester duo incorporates the amazingness of the British sound of 70s and 80s and brings it into the 21st Century in an uber-cool and mesmerising way
Song Pick: Lights