The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week - ft. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, GoldLink, Mndsgn, and More [Playlist]
A summer-ready scan of the week’s essentials.
Happy Friday, good people. Release Day’s led by a short list of long-plays — with Mndsgn‘s Snaxx beat tape, GoldLink‘s Diaspora, and Eryn Allen Kane‘s debut album, a tree planted by water, holding down the fort. So let’s get right into these loosies.
Kindness and Jazmine Sullivan connect on a shot of glamorous disco. Tuxedo returns with Benny Sings on a hefty dose of sophisticated boogie. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib wrangle Anderson .Paak for their latest Bandana offering. Francis and The Lights returns with his first signal of the year. Little Dragon lends a lilt to a driving pop specimen from sir Was. Free Nationals storm back with Kali Uchis and the late Mac Miller on a mid-tempo taste of what will hopefully materialize as a full-length project. IGBO announce their debut album with a buttery bop. And Snoh Aalegra treats us to another tender, gospel-blotted ballad.
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 miss another note.