Young Fathers | Cocoa Sugar
What this record lacks in depth of sound it makes up for in depth of emotion. With Cocoa Sugar, Young Fathers continue to push outside their comfort zone all the while staying within the confines of “pop music.” Although it is by far their most accessible LP to date, you’d be mistaken to believe that this is in any way a sell-out. For every sugary sweet hook or vocal melody there’s a highly experimental and contrasting noise.
Nap Eyes | I’m Bad Now
Yet another great and reliable indie record from Nap Eyes, I’m Bad Now embracing their subtle form of psychedelia while paring back their previous folk heavy influences. There’s a depth and clarity to this work that puts them a class with Car Seat Headrest as one of the best slacker-rock songwriters around.
George FitzGerald | All That Must Be
It’s rare to find an electronic album that has a depth of soul, where both the head and the heart work together to generate an emotional response. Although different in style, Todd Terje is also very good at this. Taking a concept, be it disco or depression, and turning it into it’s own psychological journey. And while FitzGerald has a solid discography of great club singles to his name, All That Must Be sounds more like the creator expressing his own travels though change.