Well, shit. I’d be impressed if there’s a better week of music in all of 2016.
Major releases from Young Thug, Azealia Banks, SBTRKT, and The Range, among a plethora of highly notable single releases, including the return of Drake and Thom Yorke in featured roles, and the first release from the Paul Institute, courtesy of A. K. Paul - the brother of the elusive, and immensely talented, Jai Paul. If this release is paving the way for future music from either brother, then we should all be very excited.
Elsewhere, Car Seat Headrest are currently on route to one of the year’s best indie albums, with 2-from-2 in the singles department; and Skrillex returns with a remix of the haunting opener to the excellent Hundred Waters LP from last year, spreading love and positivity in the wake of yet another terrorist attack.
5. Hundred Waters – “Show Me Love (Skrillex Remix) (feat. Chance the Rapper, Moses Sumney, Robin Hannibal)”
4. Whitney – “Golden Days”
3. The Range – “Florida”
2. Car Seat Headrest – “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales”
1. Young Thug – “Drippin’”
A.K. Paul – “LANDCRUISIN’”
Mark Pritchard – “Beautiful People (feat. Thom Yorke)”