Top Record for the Week of 5/19/15

This week’s records were sending me back to my high school and college years, for sure.

This week’s top record:

Shamir “Ratchet”

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Shamir Bailey is a 20-year old singer/songwriter from Las Vegas with an innate knack for crafting delicious dance pop songs. Ratchet is built on synth, owing huge debts to 90’s house, and being as I’m not a big house music guy, I imagine the Spring Break parties on MTV when I was in high school, if the music had actually been good. Bailey was drumming a lot of buzz at South By Southwest this year, so look to be hearing a lot from him in the near future.

Watch: Shamir “On the Regular”

Score: 8.5
Recommended Track(s): 
“Vegas”, “On the Regular”, “Demon”, “Head in the Clouds”

Other Top Releases for the Week of 5/19/15

Twenty One Pilots “Blurryface”

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Score: 8.1
Recommended Track(s):
“Heavydirtysoul”, “Fairly Local”, “the Judge”

Brandon Flowers “the Desired Effect”

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Score: 8.0
Recommended Track(s):
“Can’t Deny My Love”, “Dreams Come True”, “Between Me and You”, “Lonely Town”

Hot Chip “Why Make Sense?”

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Score: 7.9
Recommended Track(s):
“Love is the Future”, “Cry For You”, “Dark Night”

Joanna Gruesome “Peanut Butter”

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Score: 7.6
Recommended Track(s):
“Last Year”, “Honestly Do Yr Worst”

That’s all for this week.

Enjoy and Keep Exploring!


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