MUSIC:reflections for 2022-05-13

This Week's New Releases

Being a huge Radiohead fan (they are among the best live concerts you can see nowadays), I’m excited for The Smile’s album to finally drop with the caveat that the side projects rarely live up to Radiohead’s glory.

Also, the new Florence + the Machine, the Black Keys, Chevals, Perel, and Crackazat should make for some quality weekend listening.

I’ll of course also have to give the new Kendrick Lamar a listen, and an archival Rolling Stones release of a 1977 gig.

Happy listening…


Everything in one playlist for easy consumption:
Individual Releases on Spotify:
The Smile – A Light. forAttracting Attention [ album ]rock, alternative The Smile consist of Radiohead members Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner, in collaboration with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich
Death Cab For Cutie – Roman Candles [ single ]indie rock New album coming in September
My Chemical Romance – The Foundations of Decay [ single ]alternative, rock First new music in 8 years
Florence + the Machine – Dance Fever [ album ]alternative, pop, rock
The Black Keys – Dropout Boogie [ album ]rock, alternative
Chevals – Blueprints EP [ ep ]electronic I have a special place in my heart for Parisian djs and electronic musicians, and Chevals fits that bill
The Jazzual Suspects – Diggin’ Deeper [ album ]downtempo, electronic OM Records release
Perel – Jesus Was an Alien [ album ]electronic, indie dance
Crackazat – Evergreen [ album ]electronic, house, nu-disco
Tops – Empty Seats [ ep ]indie pop, indie rock
Findlay – The Last of the 20th Century Girls [ album ]indie pop, alternative
The Chainsmokers – So Far So Good [ album ]electronic, pop
Moderat – MORE D4TA [ album ]electronic, techno, idm Yes, they’re German
Ayokay – Digital Dreamscape [ album ]electronic, pop Going to give Astralwerks the benefit of the doubt here

Last Week's Distilled Gems

Great week last week with all the top releases coming through in their own ways. Warpaint, Arcade Fire, Belle & Sebastian, Sharon Van Etten, The Head And The Heart, and Alison Wonderland all gave me songs that got stuck on repeat, and made it to my Infinite playlist

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