This week's five best songs, from Lower to Lee Paradise, are all here. Listen to them. Let the cool wave of a new Drake song wash over over you. Warm your soul with post-punk upstarts Lower's new song.
"They've added some new features to their highly efficient sound, and it'll draw you in like a thresher."
"...wipes off even more grit from his spectral R&B; what's underneath is a halcyon day, where acoustic noodling, dots of off-the-wall electrics and Balearic synths refract Krell's lovesick lyrics like the rays of a sunrise."
"As talons and scales replace fingers and skin, and the memory of what he was before becomes dimmer, his psychedelic campfire talent show of analogue synth and acoustic guitar welcomes the new flesh with open tendrils."
"...is the Lauryn Hill-sampling (and Hit-Boy produced) track also a sneak diss at Jay Z? It's a less direct (more subtle?) shot than the one at Common on "Stay Schemin'" and the beef will probably end exactly as that one did. But for now, nice raps."
"...a little like Dirty Beaches if Alex Zhang Hungtai spent more time listening to pop music instead of staring wistfully out of Eurail windows."