3 Albums Out This Week 1/29/2024

3 New Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now: Courting, Benny The Butcher, and The Smile

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There’s so much good music out in the ether that sometimes it’s difficult to parse through all of it. Every week The Daily Music Report will do the hard work for you and highlight the best releases available on streaming services.

This week we’re highlighting new music from Courting, Benny The Butcher, and The Smile.

Courting – New Last Name

Liverpool-based alternative/indie rock band Courting have released their highly anticipated album, New Last Name. The album, showcasing the band’s evolution, blends alternative/indie rock with post-punk, shoegaze, and dream pop elements. Exploring themes of love, loss, and young adulthood, New Last Name features introspective lyrics and emotionally charged vocals, addressing topics like breakups and self-discovery. Characterized by driving guitars, pulsating drums, and layered textures, Courting’s energetic and vibrant sounds are on full display. With a balance of melodic hooks and sonic experimentation, the album is a bold step forward, appealing to fans of alternative rock and those seeking emotional depth in music.

Standout Songs: Throw, Flex, Emily G, The Wedding, Happy Endings

8.3

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Artist Links:

Spotify
Apple Music

Benny the Butcher – Everybody Can’t Go

Benny the Butcher’s latest album, Everybody Can’t Go, released on January 26, 2024, defies expectations of a mainstream shift following his signing to Def Jam. Produced by The Alchemist, Corbett, and Hit-Boy, the album maintains Benny’s gritty, soulful, and old-school hip-hop style. Tracks like ‘TMVTL’ and ‘Pillow Talk & Slander’ showcase his threatening and celebratory prowess. While incorporating a slightly commercial hook on the title track, Benny stays authentic, proving that traditional hip-hop still has a place in the mainstream. With collaborations featuring Lil Wayne, Jadakiss, and Snoop Dogg, the album underscores Benny’s resilience and authenticity. Everybody Can’t Go is a testament to his mature and steady approach to rap, affirming his position as a voice of reason in the genre.

Standout Songs: Jermanie’s Graduation, BRON, Big Dog (with Lil Wayne), TMVTL, One Foot In (with Stove God Cooks)

8.1

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Artist Links:

Spotify
Apple Music

The Smile – Wall Of Eyes

The Smile, a formidable trio comprising Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and former Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner, makes a compelling return with their sophomore album, Wall Of Eyes. Imbued with the creative energy harnessed in Oxford and Abbey Road Studios, London, and skillfully produced by Sam Petts-Davies, this 8-track album not only retains the captivating tension found in their debut album, A Light for Attracting Attention, but also introduces a captivating new sonic dimension. As the album unfolds, a series of lofty tracks adorned with intricate orchestral arrangements lay bare, showcasing The Smile’s evolution from its previous incarnation.

Standout Songs: Wall Of Eyes, Read The Room, Friend Of A Friend, Bending Hectic

7.9

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Artist Links:

Spotify
Apple Music

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