experimental hip hop, glitch hop
LP! is the fourth studio album by American rapper JPEGMAFIA. Released on October 22, 2021, this is JPEGMAFIA's final studio album released with Republic Records and EQT Recordings. LP! has two versions, an online version which was the version released on streaming services and an offline version which was released on YouTube, SoundCloud, & Bandcamp, featuring a slightly different tracklist due to sample-related issues. The album includes guest appearances from DatPiffMafia, Tkay Maidza, & Denzel Curry (online version only).
grunge, riot grrrl, alternative rock
Live Through This is the second studio album by American alternative rock band Hole, released on April 12, 1994, by DGC Records. Recorded in late 1993, it departed from the band's unpolished hardcore aesthetics to more refined melodies and song structure.
Frontwoman Courtney Love said that she wanted the record to be "shocking to the people who think that we don't have a soft edge", but maintain a harsh sensibility. The album was produced by Sean Slade and Paul Q. Kolderie and mixed by Scott Litt and J Mascis. The lyrics and packaging reflect Love's thematic preoccupations with beauty, and motifs of milk, motherhood, anti-elitism, and violence against women, while Love derived the album title from a quote in Gone with the Wind (1939).
post-rock, art rock
Most bands, having been at the centre of a whirlwind of hype and critical acclaim, would be happy to stick to a winning formula for repeat success but creative stagnation is of zero interest to BC,NR who have swiftly returned with a follow album that takes yet another bold and innovative musical leap.
Given the incredible acclaim for the band’s debut some second album jitters would be forgiven, or perhaps expected, but that’s not the case here, such is the laser focus on forward momentum. “I understand how that may be for some bands,” says Evans. “You get all of this buzz around you and if you still haven't come up with your new sound, you can really start to pander to what you think people want and that’s not always good. I think if we did that people would want a record that sounded even more like Slint.”
glitch pop, experimental, ambient
Glitch Princess is the second studio album by Singaporean musician Yeule, released on February 4, 2022. The digital version of the album clocks in at more than five hours of music, primarily due to the inclusion of the final track, "The Things They Did for Me Out of Love", a four-hour ambient track.
A lot of this album deals with heavy contrasts: Pop and experimental, beauty and horror, hope and despair, digital and real. Yeule successfully crafts an album that bounces between these opposing realities while also remaining a cohesive listen with a clear narrative from start to end.
trap, cloud rap, plugg
2 Alivë is the sequel to Yeat’s April 2021 project, Alivë and his September 2021 project, Up 2 Më. 2 Alivë is released through Interscope Records. On February 11, 2021, Yeat released the project’s lead single, “Still countin", along with a music video directed by Cole Bennett. The project features YSL rappers Young Thug, Gunna, and Yung Kayo. As well as Yeat’s frequent collaborator and fellow Twizzy Rich member SeptembersRich, and Ken Car$on.