So much good stuff this past month, including Mac DeMarco in Asheville. Here were the albums I liked:
- Mac DeMarco – This Old Dog: First listen, I wasn’t a fan of so much acoustic guitar, but definitely grew on me.
- Playboi Carti – Playboi Carti: Soundtrack to the summer. I’d be cool listening to nothing else until September.
- The Intended – Time Will Tell: Garage rock from a band that includes members of Tyvek, so yes, I’m on it.
- The Blind Shake – Celebrate Your Worth: These guys are incredibly prolific, consistent, and heavy.
- Various – King Jammys Dancehall 3: Hard Dancehall Murderer 1985-1989 & King Jammys Dancehall 4: Hard Dancehall Lover 1985-1989: Amazing compilations of late 80s dancehall music (aka, the best kind of dancehall music). If Carti doesn’t do it for you, play this at all your cookouts and pool parties.
- Gappy Ranks – Pon di Lawn: New dancehall that sounds like 80s dancehall (aka, the best kind of dancehall).
Honorable mention to Future Islands and CFM. On to the mix:
1) Playboi Carti – Magnolia
2) Gucci Mane – Coachella
3) Valee – Shell
4) Playboi Carti – Lookin (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
5) J Hus – Did You See
6) Island Connectz – Pepper Pot
7) Level – I Bet You Wont (feat. Mouse On da Track)
8) Meek Mill – $lay (ft. A$AP Ferg)
9) Obnox – Hardcore Matinee
10) Future Islands – North Star
11) Mac DeMarco – On The Level
12) Vanity – Let’s Keep Drinking
13) Thee Oh Sees – Ship
14) Bunny Wailer – Troubles Is On the Road Again
15) Big Grams – Born to Shine (ft. Run the Jewels)
16) Shabazz Palaces – Shine a Light (feat. Thaddillac)
17) Wire – 12XU
18) The Intended – The Ineffable
19) The Blind Shake – Reasonable World
20) Low Culture – Head in a Blender
21) Vanity – Don’t Be Shy
22) CFM – Rise and Fall
23) The Blind Shake – Society of Plants
24) Banana Man – Musical Murder
25) Gappy Ranks – Run Up
26) Tonto Irie – Ram Up Every Corner