Recent Records September 2016 lead image

Recent Records: September 2016

LUH. Shura. Blues Pills. Dhafer Youssef.

  • LUH -Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing album cover artwork

    LUH (Lost Under Heaven)

    Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing

    This record is a joy to listen to. I’ve enjoyed it a surprising amount and really dig its therapeutic energy. It’s equal parts soul crushing and soaring triumphant anthem. This record is full of complexity.

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  • Shura - Nothing's Real album cover artwork

    Shura

    Nothing's Real

    Shura has that 80s vibe down. Solid catchy vocals over lush production full of elegant silky synths. This record is guaranteed to get stuck in your head for days.

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  • Blues Pills - Lady in Gold album cover artwork

    Blues Pills

    Lady in Gold

    This Swedish rock group has that soulful psychedelic vibe down to a science. Elin Larsson’s phenomenal voice brings Beth Ditto (Gossip) to mind, frequently, throughout the duration of this record. I appreciate the 70s throwback mix of ballads and rock jams that make up this sophomore release.

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  • Dhafer Youssef - Diwan of Beauty and Odd album cover artwork

    Dhafer Youssef

    Diwan of Beauty and Odd

    This is another great jazz release this year. Its the first record I’ve heard from Dhafer Youssef and likely the first oud prominent album, too. His mix of world music, soul, and jazz fusion is worth exploring more.

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