Well, hello there! This is the final part of The Weekly Playlist, October Edition. So, in the previous articles, I showed you some of my favourite new singles and new music videos from last month and now it’s time to tell you about my favourite albums. And trust me when I say, there were plenty of good ones I had to pick from.
Once again, the Playlist includes albums from various genres. St. Vincent, P!nk and MØ are featured here with new records that would fit into the pop category. The rap/hip-hop genre representative for this Playlist is Nathan Feuerstein aka NF. In the electronic music field, there’s Electrocado. Mabel is featured here with her new R&B mixtape. For those who like rock music, we have Stereophonics and Hollywood Undead. For the fans of Stranger Things, I also included the soundtrack from season 2. And now that you know who and what is included in this Playlist, let me give you more detailed information about each album. I hope you enjoy!
St. Vincent – MASSEDUCTION
Masseduction is St. Vincent’s fifth studio album which she released on the 13th October. The album has 13 tracks and you can find three of them on her YouTube channel. The album is different from most albums out there, with some of the songs being quite bizarre, in my opinion. ‘Pills’ for instance is one of them. The funny thing is I didn’t like it at first, but the more I listened to it the more I enjoyed it. But, as much as I like ‘Pills’ now, ‘Los Angeles’ is probably my favourite track from the album.
Mabel – Ivy to Roses (Mixtape)
Ivy to Roses is a collection of 9 tracks released on the 13th October, following Mabel’s EP Bedroom which was also released this year. You can listen to the entire mixtape on her YouTube channel. The songs are very easy to listen to, very relaxed and perfect for anytime, especially when you want to unwind after a long day of work.
NF – Perception
Perception is NF’s third studio album released on the 6th October. On the 16th October, Billboard announced that Perception reached No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart which was a first for NF. If you like rap/hip-hop music, then you will enjoy listening to this album for sure. Just like Mabel, NF uploaded all of the tracks on his YouTube channel, so go ahead and give it a listen. Here’s ‘Know’, my favourite song from the album.
MØ – When I Was Young (EP)
It’s been three years since MØ released a multi-track project and last month she surprised her fans with a 6-track extended play When I Was Young. You can find the songs on her YouTube channel including a music video for the title track which I added here. The EP is poppy, dancy and fun, just like MØ’s music in general, so if you’re looking for a party playlist, her EP is a good place to start.
Electrocado – Smooth & Creamy (EP)
If you are into electronic music, then this great EP from Electrocado is perfect for you. The record has four tracks which you can find on YouTube. The duo from Electrocado played with electro, glitch and progressive music and created a “smooth and creamy” sound for this EP. I’m so good at wordplay, I know. As a side-note, I think the cover of this EP is really cool. Anyway, here’s my favourite track.
Stereophonics – Scream Above the Sounds
Scream Above the Sounds is the tenth studio album from Stereophonics, released at the end of October, on the 27th. The record has 11 tracks and the deluxe edition has 16 in total and you can listen to them on the music streaming platforms, like Spotify and Apple Music, or you can also buy the album. For those in need of new rock music, this album is your solution. Although I can’t share ‘Geronimo’ here, I think it’s the best from the album, so you should give it a listen.
Hollywood Undead – Five
Five is the fifth studio album (I bet you didn’t see that coming) from Hollywood Undead. While I’m aware that hard rock isn’t the easiest genre to “digest”, I still wanted to include Five in the Playlist because it’s my favourite album from last month. It’s dark, mysterious and it has a very powerful sound. If you’re a hard rock fan, you’ll probably love this album from the first track to the last one. If you’re not a hard rock lover, but you still want to give it a try, I suggest you start with ‘Bad Moon’, which I shared here. You can find all of the tracks on Hollywood Undead’s YouTube channel.
P!nk – Beautiful Trauma
P!nk released her seventh studio album Beautiful Trauma on the 13th October. Her album includes two singles that you’ve probably been hearing for a while on the radio: ‘What About Us’ and ‘Beautiful Trauma’. You can listen to ‘What About Us’, ‘Beautiful Trauma’ and ‘Barbies’ on her YouTube channel and you can find the rest of the songs on the music streaming platforms. Although I think most of the songs are enjoyable, I have to admit that they are quite common.
Stranger Things 2 (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)
The Playlist ends with the soundtrack album from the second season of Stranger Things. The soundtrack album comprises 49 tracks from the TV show. If you want to listen to the spine-chilling electronic sounds that play throughout the series you can find them on the music streaming platforms. It’s quite relaxing to listen to this soundtrack. Here’s a glimpse of the album.
This is the end of the third part of The Weekly Playlist, October Edition. The Weekly Playlist will return to its original format from now on.