September 2017 Mix


September is always the best month, and this one was no exception. It started with the incredible Downtown Boys, was followed by a great Hopscotch (Solange killed it), which was followed by a trip to Asheville for Broken Social Scene. There were some great new albums to listen to along the way:

  • The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding: Arguably the best band not named Thee Oh Sees (or whatever derivative of that name they’re using this month).
  • Oh Sees – Orc: Oh, hey, speaking of! Do you like to get your face melted?
  • Downtown Boys – Cost of Living: Anyone asking where the good political anthems of the Trump era have been…point them this way.
  • El Michels Affair – Return to the 37th Chamber: Probably the last time I enjoyed an instrumental funk album this much was when the same band put out some Wu covers back in 2009.
  • Action Bronson – Blue Chips 7000: Not his best album, but not his best album is still among the best hip-hop albums of the year.
  • Kevin Morby – Singing Saw: Had never heard of him til I was researching Hopscotch bands. Very recommended for fans of War on Drugs, Phosphorescent, and Yellowbirds.

Also really enjoyed new ones from Liars, Tanya Morgan, Lil Uzi Vert, Sean PriceAesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman, Corner Boy P, A$AP Mob, and A$AP Ferg. Any other month and any of those albums might be highlighted as among the best.

On to the mix:
1) Downtown Boys – I’m Enough (I Want More)
2) Oh Sees – Drowned Beast
3) Downtown Boys – Violent Complicity
4) Oh Sees – Jettisoned
5) Liars – Cliche Suite
6) El Michels Affair – Tearz (feat. Lee Fields & The Shacks)
7) Action Bronson – Chop Chop Chop
8) Lil B – Bad Mf
9) A$AP Mob – What Happens (Feat. Joey Bada$$, Kirk Knight, Nyuk Caution, Meechy Darko & Zombie Juice)
10) Sean Price – Ape in His Apex feat. Ruste Juxx
11) Tanya Morgan – Filthiest aka LESSLOWITT!! (ft. Ilyas)
12) Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman – Pins and Needles 
13) The War On Drugs – Holding On
14) Kevin Morby – Black Flowers
15) Corner Boy P – Look At Us (Feat TY)
16) Lil Uzi Vert – 444+222
17) A$AP Ferg – Mad Man (feat. Playboi Carti)
18) Tay-K – The Race
19) Corner Boy P – Lit
20) A$AP Ferg – Nandos
21) Rae Sremmurd – Perplexing Pegasus
22) Syd – Bad Dream-No Looking Back

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