Twin Shadow – “To The Top”

The new single from George Lewis Jr., a.k.a. Twin Shadow, is pure power ballad mimicry. You might dig it if, you know, you’re into that sorta thing.

Thantifaxath – Sacred White Noise

Toronto’s Thantifaxath have come through with one of the most ferocious, explosive, and well-recorded black metal records you’re sure to hear this year. There’s a slight prog rock tinge to the songwriting, too.

Lil Herb – Welcome To Fazoland

Illinois rapper Lil Herb seems to be the hotly anticipated lyrical messiah to come out of the currently hot Chicago drill scene.

IDYLLS – PRAYER FOR TERRENE

This sophomore LP from Brisbane band IDYLLS is one of the most twisted, extreme records I’ve come across this year.

Girl Talk & Freeway – Broken Ankles

While I wish Broken Ankles was longer, in five tracks, Girl Talk and Freeway create more compelling material than some of the more buzzed-about mixtapes that have dropped thus far this year.

CunninLynguists – Strange Journey Vol. 3

CunninLynguists pack their latest project with one track after another of quality features.

Todd Terje – It’s Album Time

While scatterbrained and underwhelming at times, Todd’s debut record here has some top-notch dance jams on it with a vintage flair.

SZA – Z ft. Cakes Da Killa

It pains me to say it, but I don’t care for this new SZA record at all. Not just because some of the tunes are unmemorable, but her own vocal guests just step all over her and these songs.

Merkabah – Moloch

Noise, progressive rock, and jazz come together on this new Merkabah album, Moloch. I’m just starting to listen to this thing, and am pretty stunned by how tight, twisted, and volatile these songs are. There’s some serious excitement in these tracks. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!

Ratking – So It Goes

New York hip hop outfit Ratking is back with a new record and original sound that takes a modern approach to recreating the urban jungle they come from.