Kamasi Washington - Heaven And Earth
I loved The Epic and this continues on in the same vein. It's another triple-disc behemoth (though one of the CDs is a bonus this time so technically it's a shorter album). I'm seeing him live this weekend at Vancouver's Jazz fest and I'm pretty psyched for it. He seems like he'd be incredible to see live.
Death Grips - Year Of The Snitch
Some of the singles initially underwhelmed me, but this album really came through. My fav DG album in a long time. Maybe top 3. It's insane how they keep finding new ways to make it seems like my brain in melting.
The Who - Live At The Fillmore East 1968
It's live Who in 1968. What more do you need to know? It rules. the version of My Generation on here is almost as long as My Generation the album.
Flaming Lips - Zaireeka, Greatest Hits Vol 1
This comp is great. Wonderful selections. That bonus disc is packed with great stuff too. Also pulled out Zaireeka cus it's been a long time since i heard it and it was the least-represented album on the Hits compilation.
Nas - Nasir
Kanye's weekly album thing continues. This is the weakest one so far but it's still decent enough.
Chvrches - Love Is Dead
I liked their debut, but Chvrches kinda suck now and are probably never going to get any better. It's alright for pleasant background music.
Sophie - Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides
Some of the weirdest pop music I've ever heard. Sounds like Autechre decided to try to make top 40 music. Not even sure whether I like this or not.
The Carters (Beyonce & Jay Z)
just average. I like Beyonce a lot more than Jay Z. Lemonade was the best thing she's done. This doesn't really come close to it though.
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
Never listened to this before. It's fine. I should have heard this when I was 15 to really get into it though.
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
I had always kind of dismissed this album as being overrated. Summerteeth has almost always been my go-to Wilco album. But now that I'm giving this album a chance yeah it's pretty worthwhile. Maybe not better than Summerteeth but I shouldn't have ignored it for as long as I did.
Stackridge - Stackridge
An old favourite of mine. This is an unjustly forgotten classic if you ask me.
New stuff I'm checking out but haven't played yet:
Ghost - Prequelle
Neko Case - Hell On
Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch
Gorillaz - The Now Now