Sam Jackson

Music to Check Out (Week of 4/10)

Kendrick, Future Islands and more

Albums worth listening to this week, check em out!

1. DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick's new album. It's not the easier listening of good kid, m.A.A.d city, but it's definitely more accessible than untitled unmastered, and probably moreso than To Pimp A Butterfly. My fav is "PRIDE."

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2. Love in the 4th Dimension

Love in the 4th Dimension is a quintessential British indie rock album, in a good way. It's not breaking new ground, but it's catchy and I love the vocals. "Sucker" is my top pick.

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3. Rules by Annie Hardy

Very raw album. Annie Hardy is at her best when she's belting it out (see "Shadow Mode"). Other tracks tease at a danceability ("Go Hey Ru Ku") but never really deliver. Regardless, a moving album.

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4. At What Cost by GoldLink

GoldLink's got flow. Really impressive debut album with good beats and a few nice r&b tracks thrown in ("Herside Story").

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5. The Far Field by Future Islands

To be perfectly honest, I can't tell the diffence between 90% of Future Islands songs. This album doesn't differentiate, but, they generally have a good sound and it's worth a listen.

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