Must-Spin Albums: May 2018

Must-Spin Albums: May 2018

It’s been a minute since we checked in with our favorite album releases. Luckily for us, the first wave of summer music releases started hitting shelves in May. Here’s a rundown of our favorites. Load up your playlists or grab them on wax and get spinning!

Indie: Wide Awake! by Parquet Courts

Hailing from Denton, Texas, Parquet Courts’ brand of stoner indie rock is a ton of fun. From 2012’s Light Up Gold to their latest release, the band has focused on high energy, relatable jams. Wide Awake! covers a lot of ground in its 13 tracks from surf jams to straightforward rock. Cue it up. You won’t be disappointed.

Electronic: Singularity by Jon Hopkins

Jon Hopkins is a genius. His electronic music reaches virtually unparalleled levels of virtuosity. Whether you’re a fan of the genre or not, you’ll dig his stuff. We thought his music couldn’t get better than 2013’s Immunity, but Singularity may have proved us wrong.

Pop: 7 by Beach House

Beach House’s lush brand of synth pop has been a crowd pleaser for years. 7 definitely seems like a return to form for the Baltimore-based band. Noticeably darer than previous releases, 7 feels more personal, yet still approachable. Hit the vape, start the album, and float away.

Rap/Hip Hop: Daytona by Pusha T

Pusha T is an OG. From his roots as a drug dealer in Virginia Beach to his work with Clipse and his partnership with Pharrell, he’s seen rap trends come and go. Now president of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. music, Pusha is helping pave the way in hip-hop. And he kept us waiting long enough for his new album. And calling it an album is a little generous. It feels more like an EP, but it’s all killer and no filler.

Rock: Good Thing by Leon Bridges

Now, we realize that classifying Leon Bridges as rock may be a bit of a misnomer. He’s soulful, for sure, and his voice shreds. And anyhow, rock is an attitude. And Bridges delivers that in spades.

Did we miss your favorite May release? Let us know!