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Album artwork of 'CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST' by Tyler, the Creator

CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST Tyler, the Creator

The record transcends hip-hop, a buttery fusion of rap, soul, synth-pop, jazz, and a whole lot more. There’s even a reggae section that hits the spot.

Album artwork of 'White Blood Cells' by The White Stripes

White Blood Cells The White Stripes

The record listens like rock music’s answer to an ice-cold six-pack of decentish lager. It’s unrefined, but a cheap and cheerful good time.

Album artwork of 'Blue Weekend' by Wolf Alice

Blue Weekend Wolf Alice

Ellie Rowsell’s drift between spoken-word musings and operatic soarings is alive and well, and the band as a whole is as simpatico as ever - if not moreso.

Album artwork of 'Blue' by Joni Mitchell

Blue Joni Mitchell

The early 1970s was a golden era for singer-songwriters, but this stands alongside the best. The beauty of Mitchell’s songwriting lies in its simplicity.

Album artwork of 'Daddy’s Home' by St. Vincent

Daddy’s Home St. Vincent

Annie Clark wrangles a myriad of vintage sounds and gives them a stunning contemporary sheen, but it is in service of a world unquestionably her own. David Bowie and Mia Wallace had a sweet baby girl and abandoned her in South Queens.

Album artwork of 'Bright Green Field' by Squid

Bright Green Field Squid

Squid take characteristics from krautrock, dub, funk, and jazz to form a sound that is remarkably coherent and wholly distinct. It’s chaotic, but it works.

Album artwork of 'Fortitude' by Gojira

Fortitude Gojira

All the great metal albums contain at least a small portion of cheese. Fortitude is similar to a mild cheddar. Versatile, resilient and, sometimes, unbeatable.

Album artwork of 'Never the Right Time' by Andy Stott

Never the Right Time Andy Stott

Where others might layer up to obscene degrees, Stott has a knack for finding beauty in minuscule details. It’s practically ambient music for club-goers.

Album artwork of '1' by Drongo

1 Drongo

The record takes listeners on a spectacular musical safari, zipping between genres without ever feeling the slightest bit disjointed.

Album artwork of 'G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END!' by Godspeed You! Black Emperor

G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END! Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Another commanding and deft iteration of Godspeed’s lauded post-rock style. Although lacking the range of previous records, it still offers space to think.