Arca by Arca

Here's what the 405's Joni Roome had to say about the album: "It goes without saying that Arca as an artist that operates at the fringes of electronic music, and this release, like his others, will not be for everyone. It’s a challenging but rewarding listen which uncovers itself most rewardingly when given full attention on a dark and melancholic night."

Stream the album below, or head here to check it out on Spotify. It's out now via XL Recordings.


Pure Comedy by Father John Misty

While at times it feels like Father John Misty is popular because he's filling a gap in the market - a crooner crooning over lush orchestration - he still writes a great song. And hey, even though we find his "social media presence" tiring, we've voluntarily listened to this album more than once, so he can't be that bad.

Stream the album below, or head here to check it out on Spotify. It's out now via Bella Union.


ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ by Joey Bada$$

Here's the Joey Bada$$ career trajectory: He was the new Nas, which old people hated and young people didn't care about. He then released some average songs, became a bit political, and then carried on down the average song route. The next step was to become even more political and a bit more of a douche, but this time he backed it up with great music again, like this album. Enjoy.

Stream the album below, or head here to check it out on Spotify. It's out now via Pro Era Records / Cinematic Music Group.


Whiteout Conditions by The New Pornographers

Filling this week's legacy position is The New Pornographers, who are back with an album that shouldn't be good because it would be unfair for them to add another great album to their discography, yet here they are, making all other bands feel bad about themselves. There's no mercy in Canada, apparently.

Stream the album below, or head here to check it out on Spotify. It's out now via Collected Works Records.