Yasmin Gray

Albums to listen to this month

Whether you are in need of some new relaxation songs, pre-playlist material, an album for traveling, a tune to make you want to boogie or are in the mood for trying a new genre, these new releases are sure to fix your music problem!

Indie-pop

Indie lovers, Hovvdy’s new album Heavy Lifter is about growing up and reminiscing. For those of you that don’t know the duo (Charlie Martin and Will Taylor), this is their third album and they have tried to switch-up their style for a fresh perspective. Fortunately, it has paid off; with its sleepy harmonies and acoustic guitars giving it a definite chill vibe.

Hovvdy: Heavy Lifter

Best song on the album and worth a listen: Cathedral

Recommended for fans of: Bon Iver/Palace/Sufjan Stevens

 Indie-rock

For those that like a bit more of a playful, heavy album; Foals highly anticipated follow up album Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Part 2 is the one for you. While Part 1 was more sombre, Part 2 gives the fans that were lovers of the band’s more aggressive beats what they want. As an album, it contains some impressive and empowering lyrics accompanied by some predicted exciting instrumentals.

Foals- Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Part 2

Best song on the album and worth a listen: Neptune

Recommended for fans of: Radiohead/The Black Keys/Klaxons

Jazz

Ever wondered what the sound of two pianos at the same time sounds like? The Art of the Piano Duo presents renowned pianists Kenny Barron and Mulgrew Miller’s live performances from an array of locations and has combined them into one album. Jazz lovers, this is an album worth a listen: it’s got fast, it’s got slow, and it’s brilliant.

The Art of the Piano: Kenny Barron and Mulgrew Miller

Best song on the album: Song for Abdullah

Recommended for fans of: Hank Jones/Tommy Flanagan/Mal Waldron

Dance/Electronic

Felix Clary AKA Ross from Friends has released a new EP: Epiphany. While not a full album, the 3 songs are all you need. They represent some form of imaginary world, which is certainly appealing when dancing in a dark club and the only guidance to create a happy surrounding is the music. These weird and wonderful tracks incorporate techno, disco and dance in an organised flow.

Felix Clary AKA Ross from Friends- EP: Epiphany.

Best song on the album: Epiphany

Recommended for fans of: Peggy Gou/Jamie xx/Todd Terje

Rap

Music x Road is an album that is shows Headie One’s talents are not restricted to rap, and it is sure to get attention in the next few weeks. Expanding from drill, the album even includes samples from dance anthems such as Ultra Naté’s “Free”. Headie One has shown lyrical complexity and skittering beats while showing his progression as a musician.

Headie One: Music x Road

Best song on the album: Both

Recommended for fans of: Skepta/AJ Tracy/ScHoolboy Q

 

If October’s albums have finished satisfying that void in your ear, then look out for the new albums coming this November; notably:

  • Mind The Moon (Milky Chance): Indie-pop
  • Everyday Life (Coldplay): Pop
  • 2042 (Kele Okereke): Indie-Rock
  • I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This (Jeff Goldblum): Jazz
  • Thirst (SebastiAn): Dance/Electronic
  • One of the Best Yet (Gang Starr): Rap

 

 

 

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