Happy Friday, good people. Release Day’s arrived with a reprieve from this torturous stretch of summer. Yes, The Lost Tapes 2 is part of the equation. But no, it’s not an appropriate anchor for your weekend’s wind down. A for nostalgia’s sake, though.
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Elsewhere on this week’s list of requisite long-plays, Maxo Kream‘s Brandon Banks moves swiftly through a dense collection of icy trap anthems. Tuxedo’s third studio album gathers Stones Throw alum of all eras for a late-night boogie blessing with contributions from MF DOOM, Dam-Funk, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, and more. Willow Smith maintained her reign as a star-powered household’s most interesting musician. And The Cool Kids unveiled a three-track transmission of haunting Alchemist vintage.
On the singles side, Anna Wise glides back into orbit with her first solo outing in three years. Brent Faiyaz liberates an irreverent r&b screed. Brittany Howard hisses and squalls over a candy-sweet soul spectacle. Electric Guest plays quirky, edgeless pop. Dodgr (fka The Last Artful,) condenses her name with a two-piece of fun, radio-ready gems. And peyton (re)introduces herself with a tender glimpse at her upcoming Stones Throw debut. But that’s only half the script.
Hear it all in this week’s episode of The Round-Up below. Hit the link to subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel and never wonder what’s next in the rotation.
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