The releases are coming in bulk in June—just in time for you to curate your ultimate summer playlist. Love You to Death by Tegan and Sara. Your favorite set of Canadian-born twins is onto their eighth studio album with this release. Stranger to Stranger by Paul Simon. Faraway Reach by Classixx. This L. With the release of "Jealous" in , Jonas reemerged on the scene with the vocals and sex appeal that could rival Miguel's and a music career ripe for takeoff again.
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Pop music's best wasted no time getting into formation this year, with major releases from a galaxy of our brightest stars cluttering the calendar's opening months. But even with so many established huge names taking up space on the marquee, what really made the last twelve months in pop special was how they also found room for the lesser-known little guys; a Desiigner for every Drake, a Kiiara for every Kanye. Soundtracking a period of seemingly limitless real-world disagreement and strife, these artists big and small provided us with rare moments of much-needed unity, ones we all would've actually wanted to freeze time on. Here are the pop songs that pulled us closer in Note: Songs were considered eligible for this list if they were either released in or peaked on the Hot during that time — unless they already appeared on our list.
Despite his pleasant sound—which mixes jazz, folk and a hodgepodge of other genres— Are You Serious is based on not-so-pleasant events in his life, namely the struggles he and his family endured when his wife was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Next Thing by Frankie Cosmos. Years ago, this Austin-based band described their live performance style as " cathartic mini-symphonies " and the term just stuck. The duo hasn't released any singles to preview their joint sound, but have teased their work with short clips like the one below. A first full listen of Ology is already available on NPR.
Following music in is complicated. By now, most fans have gotten used to the idea that artists both young and old can release new music at any moment, but with the rise of monolithic streaming services like Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music, it's possible to discover new music every single day -- or to avoid it entirely. You can be a model of eclecticism or live in a self-created cocoon of Pearl Jam bootlegs. These aren't records that have one or two hits and a bunch of filler. These are records that people will be talking about at the end of the year, the debuts that will spark long careers, the comebacks that redefine certain artists, and the masterpieces you'll be playing years from now, when you want to remember what was popular before Kanye West became president. Make sense? Now turn the volume up. Release date: April 1st Label: Western Vinyl If you've ever gotten lost in a Boards of Canada record or found yourself humming the pleasantly unnerving music of a cheesy late-night nature documentary, this record will be a revelation.