You might have resigned yourself to spending the next month venturing not much further than your garden, so this means it's very important your summer playlist is in excellent condition. Right now we're enjoying the recent drops from DJ-producers Daniel Avery and Romare, as well as the surprise indie album from Taylor Swift. Whether you're looking for something to zen you out at the end of the day or a rousing playlist for your daily dose of time outside, we're here to help with our selection of the releases of the year so far complete with the tracks you can skip to, should you wish. This nine-track release from Romare, aka London DJ Archie Fairhurst, will transport you to the thrumming, dusky light of a festival on Friday night, with the sort of atmospheric and soulful dance music which makes you long for a swaying crowd. Reminiscent of the output of artist like Daphni , or the more melodic cuts from Joy Orbison, highlights on Home include the zippy, bass-heavy 'Heaven' and 'Gone', a sprawling, eight-minute builder built round an ethereal voice that moans over soaring waves that eventually crash against a circling drum loop. Skip to: 'The River' — Snatches of vocal samples ping-pong against a marching beat in this spiritual track, which features a Messianic voice singing about a promised river while percussive sounds rattle overhead. Amazon Spotify Bandcamp. Lianne La Havas' self-titled third album is hypnotic and beguiling, languishing thoughtfully in the aftermath of a break-up in a series of bare and beautiful guitar tracks.
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T he most compelling albums released this year include three Brits with vastly different sounds, a year-old Angeleno and an elder statesman of the New York underground rap world. Almost all of them deal, in one way or another, with the current moment of global anxiety—whether directly protesting authority figures or offering an escape valve. Cast your vote in the reader poll. While New York, Los Angeles and Chicago still predictably serve as homes to flourishing jazz scenes, a city across the pond has emerged as a hotbed for cutting-edge musicianship: London.
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The top most popular and best selling hit albums downloaded on iTunes today. To listen to the music or download any of the top albums you must have Apple's iTunes player installed on your system. The chart of the current top albums in the USA on iTunes is updated hourly. Chart of the top albums last updated: Tuesday, August 4 , am Pacific Time. To Love a Fool Cory Asbury. Night Visions Imagine Dragons. Billie Eilish. RWBY, Vol. While I'm Livin' Tanya Tucker.
The album won't go down without a fight. As the algorithmic thinking of the streaming music era tightens its grip on the record industry and consumer listening habits, artists are still writing and recording collections of new material, releasing them as cohesive units on specific dates, and suggesting that you listen to them in a pre-established order. As a format for enjoying multiple songs and a way of thinking about creative development, it remains essential. Even with all its tumult, didn't change that.