To celebrate the return of the weekend, we’ve rounded up our favorite streaming albums from the past week. Follow the links below to hear new music from Sia, Trey Songz, Craig Leon, Turn to Crime, and more.
1) Sia, 1000 Forms of Fear. “Australian powerhouse Sia has written hits for Beyoncé, Katy Perry, and Rihanna — the vocal dips and midtempo melancholy of “Diamonds” are Sia’s signatures — and this album will likely be just as ubiquitous. Her knack for heart-swelling choruses shines through on a set of tracks you might play while winning a marathon.” – Rolling Stone (via iTunes radio)
2) Trey Songz, Trigga. “Featuring the infectious ‘Na Na’ with features from Nicki Minaj (‘Touchin, Lovin’), Justin Bieber (‘Foreign’ Remix), Juicy J (‘Late Night’), and more, Trigga serves as Trey’s ‘most personal album to date’.” (via MTV U.K.)
3) Craig Leon, Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1. “Thirty-two years after its original release, Leon’s minimalist masterpiece of unearthly electronic sound, along with its successor, still sounds quite unlike anything else. Beyond being a fantastically immersive listening experience, the record’s very existence is so delightfully improbable that this re-edition, which includes a detailed essay from Leon himself, feels like a celebration of the kind of aleatory magic that has become rarer and rarer in the record industry.” – SPIN (via Pitchfork)
4) Turn to Crime, Can’t Love. “In the past few months, Turn to Crime have deployed two scruffy synth-pop cuts from their upcoming debut album: ‘Sunday’s Cool’ and the LP’s title track, ‘Can’t Love.’ Now, the Detroit-based scuzzbots have shared the entire off-kilter effort. Spanning only seven tracks in 40 minutes, this post-punk (and post-everything, really) trip is the brainchild of mastermind Derek Stanton. The fast-approaching full-length nods to garage-rock with its Sonic Youth-ful guitars, but also finds room for breezy synths and concrete, chugging percussion.” (via SPIN)
5) Matthewdavid, In My World. “A fixture of Los Angeles’ psychedelic electronic underground, Matthewdavid is not only a Dublab radio resident and the founder of Leaving Records, he’s an artist in his own right. On July 1, the producer/vocalist will release his second album on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint, and it’s set to be a lush and colorful trip into the man’s inimitable ear.” — SPIN (via Ninja Tune)
6) Beverly, Careers. “Thoughout Careers’ half-hour run time, Citron demonstrates a canny understanding of how to construct classically fuzzed-out indie pop songs — and pop songs in general, for that matter. The album ranges from impossibly sweet (‘Honey Do’) to briskness that verges on chilling (‘Planet Birthday’) to groovy post-Bangles surf-rock (‘You Can’t Get It Right’), each track sounding like some long-lost treasure. It’s an excellent opening shot from a songwriter who’s finally getting a deserved spotlight.” (via Stereogum)
7) OOIOO, Gamel. “You may be unfamiliar with OOIOO, but you’ve likely heard of the woman behind all those vowels: Yoshimi, drummer in the raucous Japanese band Boredoms and muse behind the Flaming Lips’ famous Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. For the past 17 years, she’s commandeered OOIOO, a genre-pushing collective that breaks down the barriers between pop and experimental music…Yoshimi approaches the gamelan tradition with the utmost respect, while never sacrificing the adventurousness at the heart of her OOIOO project.” (via NPR)