10 Albums that everyone should be listening to
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1) Frank Ocean Blonde
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
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
The trap-hop songstress displays a beautiful electronic energy, with an exquisite high voice that is both sensual and seductive
Song Pick: Two Weeks
4) KAYTRANADA 99.9%
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
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
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
I only need to use two words to describe this album and Mr. Porter: Soulful elegance
Song Pick: Holding On
8) Jamie T Trick
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
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
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