On Our Playlist
Out this week, all of the records that you need on your shelf this week in one handy place.
Check out the albums that get our fopp stamp of approval below,
The Internet Hive Mind
Hive Mind – written and produced entirely by The Internet – is the band’s follow up to their breakthrough third album, Ego Death. That album’s fresh sound – funk-tinged beats, laced with slinky guitars, evocative keys, and heart-striking lyrics about relationships with women – earned it a GRAMMY nomination for Best Urban Contemporary album. With the dynamic, multi-dimensional offering, The Internet let the world know that they were not only insanely talented, but a true, five-person force whose singular talents created one phenomenal whole.
With the chaos of the current world considered as well, all of The Internet wanted to champion good feelings and the joy of following your heart and passions, in addition to using their own positive relationships and experiences to inspire their community. The result is not just one of the greatest records in the band’s already phenomenal catalogue, but is easily one of the best albums of 2018.
Ty Segall & White Fence Joy
Earlier in the year, Ty Segall and White Fence revealed that they would be working on a new album together, Joy. It’s the two Californian’s first collaborative project in six years, since they released their debut joint record, Hair.
Mulatu Astatke Afro-Latin Soul Volume 1 & 2
Strut continue their essential work with the “Godfather Of Ethio Jazz”, Mulatu Astatke, with the first official reissues of his early classics ‘Afro Latin Soul’ Volumes 1 and 2 from 1966, recorded as The Ethiopian Quintet.
Also Out This Week
Chris Difford Pants
Dirty Vegas Days Go By: The Retrospective: 2cd
Liars 1/1: Original Soundtrack To The Film
Ost: Mike Patton 1922: Music From The Netflix Film
Public Image Limited (Pil) Public Image Is Rotten (Songsfrom The Heart): 5cd: 2dvd
Various Artists Now 1: 2cd
Kanye West Ye