By Jason Thomas

What’s taken us so long to dig deeper into the new album from Blood Orange? Well, when “Best to You” is a slam-dunk for one of the top tracks of the year, it’s tough to move past it and get into the rest of the record, but time has come to move on. Time has come to move on to beautiful “Augustine.”


The Julie Ruin – “I Decide” (Hardly Art)

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – “A 1000 Times” (Glassnote)

Blood Orange – “Augustine” (Domino)


Slaves – “Spit It Out” (Republic)

Hoops – “Cool 2” (Fat Possum)

Father John Misty – “Real Love Baby” (Sub Pop)

Preoccupations – “Degraded” (Jagjaguwar)

Car Seat Headrest – “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales” (Matador)

Chaos Emeralds – “Animal Kingdom” (Woodbine)


Public Access T.V. – “In Love and Alone” (Cinematic)

Roosevelt – “Fever” (City Slang)

Morgan Delt – “Some Sunsick Day” (Sub Pop)


Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve – “Iron Age” ([PIAS])

SULK – “No Illusions” (Perfect Sound Forever)

How to Dress Well – “Lost Youth/Lost You” (Weird World/Domino)


Pixies – “Talent” (Pixiesmusic/[PIAS])

Nine Pound Shadow – “Bridges” (30th Century/Columbia)

Syd Arthur – “Sun Rays” (Harvest)

Jagwar Ma – “Give Me a Reason” (Mom + Pop)

Beach Slang – “Punks in a Disco Bar” (Polyvinyl)

Bon Iver – “22 (OVER SāˆžāˆžN) [Bob Moose Extended Cab Version]” (Jagjaguwar)

Lost Under Heaven – “$ORO” (Mute)


Kishi Bashi – “Say Yeah” (Joyful Noise)

BIG JESUS – “SP” (Mascot)

Black Marble – “Iron Lung” (Ghostly International)

Weyes Blood – “Seven Words” (Mexican Summer)


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