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September compilation 2017 this [2017-09-10]

Lots of good r&b and soul this month. Tove Lo has to be the least cautious swedish artist, especially when it comes to videos. Nice new single from Banks. Jessie J is a surprise (in a good way), now far from mainstream pop. Plenty of good songs on the Jhene Aiko album; going to the best albums of 2017 list.

[Preview: 20 seconds from each song]

  1. Jhene Aiko Trip
  2. Jessie J Think about that
  3. Banks Underdog
  4. Sampa the great w/Estelle Paved with gold
  5. Post Malone w/21 Savage Rockstar
  6. Musiq soulchild Sooner or later
  7. dvsn Mood
  8. Little dragon w/Faith Evans Peace of mind
  9. Jhene Aiko Overstimulated
  10. Jordan Rakei Goodbyes
  11. Masego Navajo
  12. Freemasons Rain down love (after hours mix)
  13. Tove Lo Disco Tits
  14. Jorja Smith & Preditah On my mind
  15. Hayden James Just a lover
  16. Tosca Rosa (Rodney Hunter version)
  17. CamelPhat Gypsy King
August compilation 2017 this [2017-09-10]

Struggled with this month's compilation. Not many new albums out after summer. Raises the question - where do we get music news today? Certainly not from Swedish newspapers, only a few specialized music magazines still around. I buy most my music from iTunes but music is (for whatever reason) Apple's weakest point, by far. The recommendations in iTunes are so bad it makes me wonder... Spotify's weekly recommendation playlist works though. Pitchforsk reviews are alright but I'm not a fan of the format.

[Preview: 20 seconds from each song]

  1. Noah Chef
  2. Mac Ayres Show me
  3. Musiq Soulchild
  4. Grace Lightman Repair repair
  5. Falco Benz Like today
  6. Sex all summer On my way
  7. DJ Die & Sure thing Special love
  8. FKJ Skyline
  9. Kaskade w/Late night alumni Tell me
  10. Siriusmo Comic
  11. 6LACK Free
  12. Ultra bra Helsinki
  13. Four Tet Planet
  14. Depeche mode You move (Latroit remix)
  15. Chase & Status w/MC Singing Fats Step away
  16. Jazztronik Fashion (private edits long version)
July compilation 2017 this [2017-08-04]

A bit lighter with more soul and R&B. Many things to like here, like H.E.R - slow, velvety and a big voice. Calvin Harris is quite commercial sounding, but it's just fine for the summer. Toddla T's new album is a solid surprise.

[Preview: 20 seconds from each song]

  1. H.E.R. Avenue
  2. H.E.R. Still down
  3. The Steoples From the otherside
  4. Sidibe Strangers
  5. Sir LSG feat Clara Hill Circles (Sir LSG main mix)
  6. Jessie Ware Midnight
  7. Mura Masa w/Tom Tripp Helpline
  8. Monte Booker & Naji Mona Lisa
  9. Phlake Costa Rica
  10. Calvin Harris w/Frank Ocean & Migos Slide
  11. Calvin Harris w/Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean Feels
  12. dvsn Don't choose
  13. SRNO w/James Vickery All night
  14. Tora Another case
  15. Toddla T w/Andrea Martin & Stefflon Don Beast
  16. Toddla T w/Andrea Martin & Coco Foreign light
  17. Tyler, the Creator w/Rex Orange County and Anna of the North Boredom
  18. Tyler, the Creator w/Frank Ocean & Steve Lacy 911/Mr Lonely
  19. Matthew Dear Modafinil Blues