Maybach Music Group – Self Made Vol. 2
The untouchable Empire returns with a second group album, featuring all the usual suspects, as well as guest appearances from Bun B, T.I., Nas and a scene stealing verse from Kendrick Lamar on the epic album opener. Grandiose production, lots of money and drug talk and a fair amount of grunting – this album has everything you’d expect from a Rick Ross helmed project. Your move, GOOD Music.
Echo Lake – Wild Peace
Tragically, the drummer for this South London dream pop band, Pete Hayes, died last weekend at the horribly young age of 25. The Line Of Best Fit will be donating some of their revenue to the British Heart Foundation and have set up a memorial site for Hayes where you can do so to. Listen to the album’s glittering title-track below, and stream the full album of slick, charming shoegaze HERE.
R. Kelly – Write Me Back
Kellz is back from his famous closet with a retro, 70’s influenced album of smooth and sexy R&B. Whether you think of R. Kelly as a bit cheesy or not, the guys had a remarkable run, and this polished album will almost certainly soundtrack a whole lotta babymaking.
DIIV – Oshin
DIIV’s album, whilst falling under the auspices of indie-rock, has barely any intelligible lyrics, but don’t let this put you off, as it conveys a vast spectrum of emotions and feelings. Oshin is best listened to as a flowing, evolving whole – check out the full album stream below.
The Offspring – Days Go By
The days do go by, don’t they? Time passes, fans grow up, and comebacks become rather underwhelming. That shit was so 90’s, I’ma go listen me some Diplo.