Was enjoying my first play through of Beyoncé, then it accelerates from pretty great to incredible from Virgo’s Groove onwards. Was reading up about her dedicating this album to her Uncle Johnny, a wonderfully apt tribute. It really takes those house and ball influences, combines them with her recent ventures in R&B and afrobeat and the product is a hell of a lot of fun.
Maggie Rogers - Surrender
Second album from pop/folk singer songwriter, had a brief listen through these and it seems good so far, varied bunch of tracks between the softer moments and the punchier guitar and electro influenced tracks, plenty of heart throughout.
King Princess - Hold on Baby
Not gone through this yet but reviews seem alright, wasn’t fully sold on her debut but always felt she had promise.
Hayley Kiyoko - PANORAMA
Follow up album to her confident, self assured debut, gave this a cursory listen but it’s nowhere close to her past work, feels incredibly light and one note, bit Selena Gomez-y. Thought I’d mention it as it’s flown under the radar for quite a few.
Will be listening to some jazz:
Jeremy Cunningham - A better Ghost A Better Ghost showcases a balance between free-improvisation and a more produced side that has been woven together through personal connection - Cunningham, Laurenzi, and Bryan have found in each other natural muses, working with and off of each other to build musical wonders.*
And also keen to check out the aformentionned Andrew Tuttle and Florist whose earlier material has found favour with me plus for the first time based on good reviews: Friendship and Tallies.
Based on the comments by trusted Dissers Ithaca too who are new name on me
New Emeka Ogboh album out today, I loved Beyond The Yellow Haze so really looking forward to this.
“While Beyond The Yellow Haze took a more macro sonic overview of various areas in Lagos, 6°30′33.372″N 3°22′0.66″E turns its hyper-specific geographical focus toward the sounds and voices within the city’s Ojuelegba bus station and its environs.”
Lots of good jazz out today. The Jeremy Cunningham album has already been mentioned, but we also have these too…
DOMi & JD BECK - NOT TiGHT
Debut album from the very talented young duo out on Blue Note records. Features include Herbie Hancock, Thundercat, Anderson .Paak and Mac DeMarco. Half way through it at the moment and really good so far.
Robohands - Violet
Smooth, jazzy little numbers. Really enjoyed his previous three albums, so looking forward to jumping into this