On The Record
Mar 17, 2015
Every Tuesday, hundreds of new albums are released all over the world. And every Tuesday, we find ourselves searching Spotify, Soundcloud, and iTunes trying to figure out how to stream all of our favorites. But now everyone can stop doing that, because each week we’re rounding up the best batch of new music in one easy place — complete with streaming links, so all you have to do is press play. You’re welcome.
Marina and the Diamonds, Froot: It’s been a mere two days since Marina Diamandis released Froot, but already the Welsh singer-songwriter has successfully shot to the top of the iTunes chart and managed to worm each and every track into our heads. Not that we’re complaining or anything, though. This album is the pop gem that 2015 has been waiting for.
James Bay, Chaos And The Calm: This English singer and songwriter has good looks (duh), great style (also duh), and, most importantly, the kind of talent that’s been making thousands of fans weak at the knees for the past few years now. If you haven’t already, hop onboard the James Bay train ASAP with his debut album. You won’t regret it.
Halsey, One Mic One Take on Spotify: Just when you thought you couldn’t get more addicted to Halsey’s EP Room 93, she goes and records all of her songs in a single take — and the result is pretty jaw-dropping. Listen to acoustic versions of “Ghost,” “Hurricane,” and more here, and prepare to feel some major feels.
Milk & Bone, Little Mourning: Milk & Bone makes the kind of music that’s perfect for Tuesdays. It’s blissed out, with lovely vocals and swaying electro-pop melodies, but there’s enough of a dark side to keep things interesting. These guys love a good bass drop, which is even more of a reason to keep their debut album on loop.
Tobias Jesso Jr, Goon: Chill out with the Vancouver musician’s gorgeously stripped-down debut, Goon. He’s been winning praise left and right from critics and fans like Taylor Swift and Haim alike, and with a major tour in the works, this guy is going to be huge.
Houndmouth, Little Neon Limelight: It’s easy to be sold on their album name alone, but these Indiana rockers provide the epic sounds to back it up. With hints of a country twang and heartfelt lyrics, just close your eyes and pretend like you’re cruising down the highway — not sitting in front of your laptop.
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly: On Sunday night, Kendrick Lamar pulled a Beyonce (and a Frank Ocean, and a Radiohead…) by dropping his latest album upon the internet as a total surprise. Whether or not he successfully one-upped Bey might be debatable, but nobody can deny that this release is still pretty epic.
- PHOTO COURTESY OF MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS