This Week's Best Songs

This Week’s 5 Best Songs: Big K.R.I.T., Sharon Van Etten, Kelela and more…

Self-effacing folk-rock, a southern rap manifesto, and guttural doom in this week's best.

- May 2, 2014
Self-effacing folk-rock, a southern rap manifesto, and guttural doom star make up this week's five best songs.

Baths, "Ocean Death"

"The literally stormy opening of the EP's title track also feels like it's clinging onto a more blissful time...The crashing of waves continues through pulsing beats, throat singing and the crystal shards of Will Wiesenfeld syllables dancing across 8-bit synth drones."

Kelela, Tink & DJ Dahi, "Want It"

"Formed around the beginnings of an affair, Kelela sounds a lot more smitten than on "The High," her somnambulant soul a nice pre-game before Tink makes her demands for the evening."

Big K.R.I.T., "Mt. Olympus"

"'Now they wanna hear a country nigga rap / five albums in I swear a country nigga snap.' Fair warning, and he pulls the trigger, sticking a manifesto of lean, precise barbs and dexterous combinations fit for the firebrand he embodies on record."

Wreck & Reference, "Corpse Museum"

"Everything slowly unfurls like the blackest living fog in four minutes of guttural bellows and synthesized chants, black robed and faceless."

Sharon Van Etten, "Every Time The Sun Comes Up"

"...surrounding Van Etten's endearing guitar traipses and her voice's perpetual bomb-like cascade, there's a lot of biting humour on display."

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