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10 Albums You Can Hear Now: T.I., Blink-182, Chief Keef, ‘Django Unchained’ Soundtrack

t.i., blink-182, trouble man, dogs eating dogs

Another week brings another collection of ready-to-stream albums. Press play and enjoy your day.

1) T.I., Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head. “Befitting the album’s titular inspiration, ‘Introduction’ samples Marvin Gaye’s ‘Trouble Man’ and finds T.I. snapping with the swagger of a man who could sell silver to Trinidad Jame$… This is easily his most consistent album since King.” — SPIN (via YouTube)

2) Blink-182, Dogs Eating Dogs EP. “The cynical but sentimental ‘When I Was Young’ starts out with an Arcade Fire-channeling pipe organ that gets kicked over by Tom DeLonge’s serrated power chords and Travis Barker’s skittish hi-hats.” — SPIN (via YouTube)

3) Chief Keef, Finally Rich. “Bits and pieces of techno sweep work their way in, but they’re detuned and degraded, sounding like the music in a club might sound if you were too fucked up to properly hear it. Mostly, though, the music is awesomely hard and dark and direct, all swells and booms and spine-tingle bells.” — Stereogum (via The Versed)

4) Wild International, Lake Tones EP. “Dig the… rumblings of the opener ‘Waterflows,’ whose backbeat sounds like something cribbed from an aboriginal rave. Or the bipolar ‘Emos Teg,’ which vacillates between batshit thrash and lolling harmonies. Or ‘Dreams’ with its tribal rhythm and exuberant war whoops.” (via SPIN)

5) SpaceGhostPurrp, B.M.W. EP. “Instructions before listening to this EP: 1. Get yo weed 2. Get yo drank 3. Get yo pillz 4. Get yo coke 5. Get yo bitch 6. Get Phucked up 7. Then blast this shit.” (via DatPiff)

6) Jeffery Drag Records, Winter Mixtape. “[Jeffery Drag Records] has put together a rough ‘n’ ready winter mixtape containing demos and unreleased material from Jack White-approved garage-punk Pujol, likeminded Jay Reatard torch-carriers Useless Eaters, Western Medication, and a whole bunch more… start buying cheap beer for a chaotic holiday party in someone’s basement.” (via SPIN)

7) Fool’s Gold Records, Loosies. “[Loosies] boasts production from AraabMuzik and Fool’s Gold founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs… Notable contributions include… A-Trak’s own ‘Piss Test (Remix),’ a siren-sounding stunner packed with cameos from El-P, Juicy J, Jim Jones, Flosstradamus, and Flatbush Zombies.” (via SPIN)

8) Various Artists, Django Unchained Soundtrack. “Only Tarantino would have the presence of mind to put Ennio Morricone and Rick Ross in the same movie but believe it or not, it works… featuring… new tunes by John Legend and Anthony Hamilton, dialogue clips, and much more. It’s a nicely flavored stew of songs, well worth the time.” (via The Playlist)

9) Starlito, Funerals & Court Dates. [Starlito’s] voice is often little more than a groggy croak and he packs as many words as he can into each song. Funerals and Court Dates… is a relatively somber affair that culminates in highlight ‘Money Cacti,’ which flips the Beach House-sampling Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock collaboration ‘Money Trees’ into an even more ethereal version of the original… a great song, full of warmth, humor and just the right amount of angriness.” (via Fader)

10) JoJo, Agáp?. “The big-voiced, criminally underrated chanteuse… [is] coming correct with a sophisticated new sound, tackling more adult subject matter with precocity beyond her years… the spaced-out, retro production and her effortlessly commanding vocals — which remain some of the best in the game — prove that it’s more than just swagger.” (via Idolator)