For Fans Of: B.E.P. x David Guetta, Sia/J. Lo/LMFAO, Rick Ross in da club.
MMG Presents: Self Made, Vol. 2
Sounds Like: The ubiquitous Mr. Ross brings together most of today’s hoodest emcees for a trill and chill collection of purple-flavored hip-hop heavy on realness.
Free Association: Are people not tired of that chick always cooing “Maybach Music?”
For Fans Of: Nas/French Montana/Meek/Wiz/T-Pain/ Bun B/T.I./Wale, obese swag.
Port St. Willow
Sounds Like: Nick Principe is a young, sad-sounding multi-instrumentalist from Brooklyn who’s friends with the Antlers, and this is a stunningly beautiful solo debut.
Free Association: Not summery or light-hearted, but deeply felt and expressed emotion.
For Fans Of: Sigur Rós x Wild Beasts, the National/the Walkmen on ambien, slowcore.
Swing Lo Magellan
Sounds Like: Dave Longstreth leads the sixth from the collective, and it’s another achievement of delicately complex rhythms, creative songwriting and stunning vocals.
The Pack A.D. are built for the road
PW's Music Issue 2014