Albums of the Month: August

With summer coming to a close, what better way to end this sunny season than with stellar album releases ranging from Julia Holter’s baroque pop opus, to Ty Segall’s desert-sounding acoustic driven garage-rock album, to King Krule’s slick take on London blue-eyed soul.

 

 4. Earl SweatshirtDoris (Columbia)

Essential tracks- Hive, Chum, Mollasses

Earl-Sweatshirt-DorisUndeniably the most prominent rapper of the infamous Odd Future rap crew, Earl Sweatshirt has released exactly the type of hip hop album you would expect coming from a kid fresh off a boat from Samoa, relying on his dark beats, lazy flow and provocative lyrics to encapture the listener.

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3. King Krule6 Feet Beneath the Moon (True Panther Sounds)

Essential tracks- Easy Easy, Baby Blue, Out Getting Ribs

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What do you get when you mix dreamy jazz inspired guitar riffs, late 90s chillout, and indie-rock? You get 19 year old London based musician King Krule’s debut full length album. An album that is as complex as it is a captivating listen.

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2. Julia Holter- Loud City Song (Domino)

Essential tracks- Horns Surrounding Me, Hello Stranger, This is a True Heart

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Undoubtedly Julia Holter’s best album to date Loud City Song could also serve as the most imaginative album of the year due to its ethereal textures and eccentric lyrics, an overall rewarding listen.

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1. Ty Segall- Sleeper (Drag City)

Essential tracks- Sleeper, The Man Man, Sweet C.C

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Known for his loud raucous garage-punk anthems, it took the death of a loved one to push Ty Segall to trade his fuzz pedal for an acoustic guitar and record his 7th solo album in 6 years: Sleeper, which proves to not only be his most personal record to date, but also one of his most musically accomplished.

 

 

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