The Playlist: Frank Ocean / Katy B ft. Jessie Ware / Sufjan Stevens / Phosphorescent / Depeche Mode / Wimps / Metz

 

 

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Frank Ocean

Fake Plastic Trees

The Odd Future man delivers a warm, atmospheric version of Radiohead's melancholic hit. Ocean's trademark croon hits all the right notes.

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Katy B ft. Jessie Ware

Aaliyah

Part-homage to the late R&B star, part dissection of the artists' own semi-obsessive talent-envy. A smart and interesting tribute featuring Jessie Ware.

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Sufjan Stevens

Chopped and Scrooged

The indie icon has gathered together a host of big names, including Das Racist and Kitty Pryde, to appear on this Christmas mixtape.

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Phosphorescent

Song for Zula

Matthew Houck returns with more deliciously fragile pop. 'Pitchfork' called this song "stunning"; high praise for a high quality track.

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Depeche Mode

Enjoy the Silence

This week the band announced their 13th studio album will be released in spring. Band members are comparing the LP to their 1990 'Violator' album.

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Wimps

Nap

Featuring members of Partman Parthorse and Meth Teeth, this Seattle trio make high-octane bubblegum punk.

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Metz

Dirty Shirt

Twenty two years after Nirvana left the label, Sub-Pop are still putting out excellent fuzzy punk tracks.

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