A game changer in contemporary R&B. Driving a shift from dancing music to an emphasis on emotional clarity.
2. Purity Ring - Shrines
Dark and atmospheric creepiness effectively meshed with contemporary dance music.
3. Nas - Life is Good
A humble and familiar return of hip-hop's greatest lyricist.
4. Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
Infectiously odd flow, a mesmerizing and unique listening experience.
5. TNGHT - TNGHT EP
A crowning achievement in electronic trap and hip-hop instrumentals (listen with headphones).