Brick Body Kids is Open Mike Eagle at his most low-key, but it's also his most cohesive and emotionally potent work so far.
Toronto R&B artist Daniel Caesar shows much songwriting potential on his debut album.
The retrospective Dedicated to Bobby Jameson finds Ariel Pink going back to his old musical stomping grounds and crafting some of his best songs yet.
Lil Dicky's Brain alter ego has put out an EP that's ironically brainless and very NOT GOOD.
Sleep Well Beast is The National's most vibrant and engaging set of songs in years.
Here's the beautiful and formless lead single from Björk's forthcoming follow-up to Vulnicura, Utopia. It's due out sometime in November, so there's still time to ponder how much like Tinder the album's going to sound. (Probably not much.)
Update You can watch the song's video via Nowness now:
Unbeknownst to me, trumpeter/producer Christian Scott has been having quite a prolific 2017, set to finish out a trilogy of albums with next month's The Emancipation Procrastination. I was lukewarm on the new-agey Diaspora, but am digging the fusion of vintage jazz and modern hip hop production on this latest single. The Emancipation Procrastination drops October 20 via Ropeadope.
Timber Timbre has bounced back from the disappointingly synthetic Sincerely, Future Pollution with "Les Egouts," a bilingual loosey that brings back the moody noir aesthetic that I find so alluring about the band.