The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week - Toro y Moi, Nao, Mick Jenkins, and More [Playlist]
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Top of the weekend, good people. Release day is upon us and The Round-Up is stacked with new heat for your Fright Night festivities and well beyond.
Leading the pack of full-length drops, Georgia Anne Muldrow‘s tremors back into the fold with her buzzy, brooding BRAINFEEDER debut, Overload (executive produced by Flying Lotus.) Nao heads for the club floor with her sultry, sophomore studio album, Saturn. Mr. Twin Sister shakes, rattles, and rolls with their first album in four years, Salt. And Mick Jenkins makes his bid for the crown on the stellar new project, Pieces of a Man.
The loosies reigned supreme, however. Toro y Moi signals a new project with the house-heavy electronics of “Freelance.” Normani and Calvin Harris dropped off a pair of afro-pop-tinged heaters. Twin Shadow stormed through with some pop perfectionism on “Hollow Days.” Takeoff broke from the Migos mob with his debut solo single, “Last Memory.” And the holiday season arrived a couple months ahead of schedule with PJ Morton‘s sweet and soulful rendition of Mariah Carey’s unfuckwitable “All I Want For Christmas,” along with Tyler, The Creator‘s righteous reconstruction of The Grinch anthem, “You’re a Mean One.”
Hear it all in this week’s installment of The Round-Up below. Hit the link to subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel and lay your aux cord anxieties to eternal rest.