Music Shopping List | blackbear drops ‘cybersex’
Friday, November 24, 2017, is a quiet new music release date. Blackbear arrives the following Monday with a new project, ‘cybersex.’
Unsurprisingly, the week of Thanksgiving isn’t a big music release date. In 2016, on Black Friday, there’s was one sole notable new album, courtesy of The Weeknd (Starboy). This year, there’s no signature release. Nonetheless, blackbear, who’s had a great year, drops a new project on the Monday following Thanksgiving (cybersex). Björk also returns in all her eccentric glory (Utopia).
1. blackbear, cybersex
After issuing four singles, blackbear finally officially announced the release of his album, cybersex. Cybersex continues a prolific year for blackbear, who released a collaborative project with Mike Posner (mansionz) as well as his own solo album, digital druglord. Notably, digital druglord spawned the hit single, “do re mi.” Cybersex arrives, comprised of 14 songs, including singles “gucci linen” featuring 2 Chainz, “bright pink tims” featuring Cam’ron, “playboy shit” featuring lil aaron, “up in this” with Tinashé,“g2g ttyl” featuring THEY., and “santa monica & la brea.” It arrives as an off-cycle release, beginning Monday, November 27.
2. Björk, Utopia
One Little Indian
Iceland is back in the house! Bjork returns with her latest ‘left-of-center’ album, Utopia. Utopia arrives two years after the Icelandic musician wowed with Vulnicura (2015). Comprised of 14 songs, singles “Blissing Me” and “The Gate” arrived in advance of the album.
3. Hopsin, No Shame
Colorful rapper Hopsin returns with his latest project, No Shame. Indeed, he showed ‘no shame’ on single “Happy Ending.” In addition to “Happy Ending,” singles “The Purge” and “Witch Doctor” arrived in advance of the 17-track album.
4. Kaskade, Kaskade Christmas
Sony Music Entertainment
Normally, Christmas albums aren’t associated with dance/electronic acts. Kaskade ‘goes against the grain’ dropping a Christmas project, Kaskade Christmas. Comprised of 13 songs, one single – “Deck the Halls” featuring Erika – arrived in advance of the project. A number of guests appear on the project in addition to Erika including Skylar Grey and Dia Frampton.
5. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Who Built the Moon?
One Gallagher brother already released an album in 2017: Liam. Now Noel Gallagher and band returns with Who Built the Moon? Who Built the Moon? arrives two years after Chasing Yesterday (2015). Comprised of 12 tracks, singles “Fort Knox,” “Holy Mountain,” and “It’s a Beautiful World” were issued in advance of the album.
6. Sufjan Stevens, The Greatest Gift
Unfortunately, there is no brand-new Sufjan Stevens arriving in 2017. However, Steven does release a mixtape, The Greatest Gift. The Greatest Gift features “outtakes, remixes & demos” from his critically-acclaimed album, Carrie & Lowell. Comprised of 12 tracks, “Wallowa Lake Monster” was released in advance of The Greatest Gift.
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