As the month of October comes to a close, I have decided to reflect here on the best music I have heard for the first time in the past month. While not all of the music was released this month, it was new to me, and I hope you find some new gems in here too! It was a great month for rap, with two of the most exciting debuts in a long time seeing release: Macklemore and Kendrick Lamar. This month's single-maker was definitely Ellie Goulding, who released her second album, Halcyon, displaying a darker, more emotionally heavy side to her writing. Enjoy!
October by the numbers:
New songs added to my library: 308
Most listened to track:
Ellie Goulding-"Figure 8"
Top 3 albums added:
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist
Ellie Goulding - Halcyon
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
Best Surprise of the Month:
Big Boi-"Mama Told Me (feat. Kelly Rowland)"
Beyonce-"Party (Kaytradamus Remix)"
Chillest EP: Different Sleep - INFINITE Download Here
Album I'm most excited for in November: Big Boi - Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors