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This week's album and EP releases

Here's a list of a things that came out in this past week, up through Friday. Of course, there's no way to be completely comprehensive with this and we avoided including things where information was too lacking, so feel free to mention anything that isn't on here that you think is worth mentioning. Beyond that, if you have any thoughts of any of these albums, it would be great to hear them :)


Artist Title Genre(s) Song Link
311 Voyager Alternative Rock Song.link
Al Foster Inspirations & Dedications Jazz Song.link
André Bratten Pax Americana Tech House Song.link
BOOKA600 Word to LA Trap Rap, Pop Rap Song.link
Various Artists BTS WORLD (Original Soundtrack) K-Pop, Video Game Music, Electropop Song.link
Before You Exit Love, Pain, & Retrospect Indie Pop Song.link
Biglemoi Permanent Vacation- EP Indie Pop, Indie Rock Song.link
Bloodred Hourglass Godsend Melodic Death Metal Song.link
Blue Lab Beats Vibe Central- EP Nu Jazz, Instrumental Hip Hop Song.link
Brijean Walkie Talkie House, Alternative R&B, Balearic Beat Song.link
Chase Atlantic PHASES Emo Rap, Alternative R&B, Electropop Song.link
Chris Brown Indigo Contemporary R&B, Pop Rap Song.link
Chris Staples Holy Moly Indie Folk Song.link
Chuck Mead Close to Home Country Song.link
Chung Ha Flourishing- EP K-Pop, Dance-Pop, Contemporary R&B Song.link
Concrete Dream Concrete Dream Noise Song.link
DCMBR EndlessWinter Contemporary R&B Song.link
Daniel Caesar CASE STUDY 01 Neo-Soul, Contemporary R&B Song.link
Eden xo The Question- EP Electropop Song.link
Eearz Missing ElemEnt Trap Rap, Southern Hip Hop Song.link
Erin Durant Islands Indie Folk, Country Song.link
Evie Irie 5 Weeks In LA- EP Singer/Songwriter Song.link
Foy Vance From Muscle Shoals Singer/Songwriter Song.link
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Bandana Gangsta Rap, Jazz Rap Song.link
G-Eazy B-Sides - EP Pop Rap Song.link
Girl Friday Fashion Conman - EP Indie Rock Song.link
Great Good Fine OK GGFOUR Indietronica, Synthpop Song.link
Griffin House Rising Star Singer/Songwriter Song.link
He Is Legend White Bat Alternative Metal Song.link
Horse Jumper So Divine Slowcore Song.link
Ingrid Michaelson Stranger Songs Electropop, Adult Contemporary, Future Bass Song.link
J Balvin & Bad Bunny Oasis Reggaeton Song.link
Jade Jackson Wilderness Americana, Alt-Country Song.link
JayDaYoungan & Yungeen Ace Can’t Speak On It Trap Rap Song.link
K Trap No Magic UK Drill Song.link
Key! So Emotional Trap Rap Song.link
Kim Petras Clarity Electropop, Contemporary R&B Song.link
Kylie Minogue Step Back In Time: The Definitive Collection Dance-Pop Song.link
Landon Cube Orange Alternative R&B Song.link
Marcos Valle Sempre Boogie, Synth Funk Song.link
Mindi Abair And The Boneshakers No Good Deed Jazz Song.link
Molly All That Ever Could Have Been Shoegaze Song.link
Night Moves Can You Really Find Me Indie Pop Song.link
Novelist Reload King Grime Soundcloud
Outer Spaces Gazing Globe Indie Rock Song.link
Peggy Gou / Hiver / I:Cube DJ-Kicks Minimal Techno, House "DJ Mix" Song.link - "EP" Song.link
Poppy Choke - EP Electro-Industrial, Electropop Song.link
Ralo Free Ralo Trap Rap Song.link
Sofia Bolt Waves Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock Song.link
Sofia Karlberg Spotless Mind - EP Pop Song.link
The Alarm Sigma Pop Song.link
The Allman Betts Band Down to the River Southern Rock Song.link
The Appleseed Cast The Fleeting Light Of Impermanence Post-Rock Song.link
The Black Keys "Let's Rock" Garage Rock, Boogie Rock Song.link
Thom Yorke ANIMA Glitch Pop, Ambient Pop Song.link
Twista Summer 96 Trap Rap Song.link
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown Truth & Lies Blues Rock Song.link
Waterstrider The Way Out- EP Indie Rock Song.link
wifisfuneral Ethernet 2 Trap Rap Song.link
Yellow Eyes Rare Field Ceiling Atmospheric Black Metal Song.link

Notes:
If you spot any mistakes, let us know.
Parental Advisory version of all albums linked, so expect NSFW.

G-Eazy - B-Sides, says Single but it's actually an EP.
Novelist - Reload King | No Song.link, linked Soundcloud instead.
Peggy Gou / Hiver / I:Cube - DJ-Kicks | Linked DJ Mix and EP version.

Thank you to @Cleb, @cfabbro, and @Bauke

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  1. [3]
    Whom Link
    Did anyone else listen? I did right away, and I can't say I'm impressed, sadly. As much as I love Pinata, here Gibbs sounds so tired and disconnected from Madlib's much more expressive and...

    Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana

    Did anyone else listen? I did right away, and I can't say I'm impressed, sadly. As much as I love Pinata, here Gibbs sounds so tired and disconnected from Madlib's much more expressive and traditionally Madlib-ish beats. Just didn't work much for me outside of "Giannis".

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      TooFewColours Link Parent
      Yes, I love it, been listening to it everyday since it dropped. I think it's a perfect sister album to Pinata, capturing the same energy but going for a more subtle, subdued and darker tone. Funny...

      Yes, I love it, been listening to it everyday since it dropped. I think it's a perfect sister album to Pinata, capturing the same energy but going for a more subtle, subdued and darker tone.

      Funny you think Gibbs sounds disconnected since, unlike Pinata, Bandana was recorded with both artists in the studio for the first time. Since the beats were actually made for Gibbs this time, you can tell Madlib made them to bring Gibbs to the forefront, and it really pays off.

      I think that clash of style is exactly what makes the Madgibbs project so special. Gibbs on his typical trap beats blocks him into a corner of cliche, but Madlib just adds that splash of colour and abstraction that lets Gibb's imagination run far. It really seems like each artist completes the other, Gibbs provides the rock solid foundation that Madlib's production needs to ground itself back to reality, while Madlib lets Gibbs explore every avenue of his psyche (often involving cocaine).

      Bananda pretty much cements my feeling that Freddie Gibbs as the best MC alive right now -- he always finds a perfect balance of politics, metaphor, and keepin it real gansta shit. Madlib, need I say more, proves himself to be a living legend, and ever relevent.

      My #2 album of 2019 so far, behind Hiding Places.

      Also Motherfuck Jeff Sessions.

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      1. Whom Link Parent
        The thing with Pinata is that you can hardly tell it's Madlib, which sounds harsh but is why that works for me, it's a Freddie Gibbs album that happens to have some surprisingly high quality...

        The thing with Pinata is that you can hardly tell it's Madlib, which sounds harsh but is why that works for me, it's a Freddie Gibbs album that happens to have some surprisingly high quality beats, but they're far from weird or anything. That really suits Gibbs, who at his best can carry the energy of a track all on his own. He's a really engaging dude who really fills space, if you know what I mean. Here, though, it sounds more collaborative in the sense that it's not a Freddie Gibbs album produced by Madlib, it's a Freddie Gibbs x Madlib project...and I don't think that suits Gibbs' strengths. If he has to keep stopping and slowing down, he has nothing left, his energy and delivery is the whole appeal. I'd rather have the beats be used for a new Quas album or given to DOOM or something.

        I would've said Gibbs was one of the best around the time of You Only Live 2wice, but I think my interest is starting to dwindle. I can get behind Hiding Places though, I keep a ranking of all the 2019 stuff I listen to and that's at #4.

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