The Music Room: Summer 2016
New music from Wolf Parade, Chance the Rapper, Jessy Lanza and more.
It’s easier to classify Little Scream’s new record Cult Following (Merge) by its cameos—Sufjan Stevens, Sharon Van Etten, Mary Margaret O’Hara, members of the National and TV on the Radio. Put all these artists in a blender and you’ll have something akin to the feverish, sonic mélange of psychedelic rock and lush folk electronica on the Montreal artist’s new record. Every song is an endless wave of musical intensity, cresting on pleasure and pain, that could gut-punch any listener into ecstasy. More raw and irate than the sonic cacophony of You Forgot It in People, Little Scream uses a musical collective for her own means and bam, kicks it up a notch.
Perched on the edge of the CN Tower, Drake surveys his kingdom on Views (Young Money). An enigmatic, slow burn of a record, impeccable production by mainstays Noah “40” Shebib and Boi-1da ...