This Week's Best Songs feat Floating Points

This Week’s 5 Best Songs: iLoveMakonnen feat. Drake, Kindness feat. Kelela and more…

Drake gets based, the new single from Blood Orange's funky pal, and loads more tunes.

- Aug 15, 2014
Five new songs for the fifth day of the week, best listened to in the fifth afternoon hour. Illuminati.

iLoveMakonnen feat. Drake, "Club Goin' Up On A Tuesday"

"Makonnen's vocals are the kind which could only flourish in the age of torrents and crowded iTunes libraries, filed between The Beta Band and Lil B. And honestly, it makes his charmingly cartoonish turn-up that much more enticing."

Floating Points, "Sparkling Controversy"

"We're guided through an almost imperceptible deep house evolution with golden Rhodes chords and four-on-the-floor laying out a shimmering trail. Yet as easy as it is to listen to, you'll be finding new shades in every subsequent listen."

Kindness feat. Kelela, "World Restart"

"An apocalyptic kick worthy of the title urges the surrounding brass and bass onto the verge of frenzy but well into the realm of delightful mess: even when Kelela brings something immediately heavenly to the track, she and everyone else keep it a pop song where anything could happen."

The Juan MacLean, "A Simple Design"

"Nancy Whang's vocals trapped between nonchalance and Donna Summer, and a slowly unfurling ballroom of enchanting synthscapes. Part of its charm is that it feels somewhat trapped inside itself, all the majesty and no doors to escape it all."

Teenanger, "Mild Survival"

""City kids moving to the country now" Melissa Ball sings with a Kim Deal sigh, as her band's metal-on-metal lurch sticks to her like migraine in a tarpit. "

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