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5 Albums You Should Be Listening to Right Now/Must Listen Monday Edition

Hed Kandi/From Dusk Til Disco 

While the temperartures outside may be cooling down a bit, inside on the funkdafied Hed Kandi floor their latest offering, From Dusk Til Disco, is sure to heat you right up all autumn long. Get all up in  a fiery, yet delightfully calm mix of strobe-kissed singles that will help guide you into your most shimmering fall music season ever. 

Let first-class Djs Panda, Oliver Nelson, Soledrifter, Felix Jaehn and a top-notch team of many more turntable moguls make all of your fall dance music dreams come true.

Duran Duran/Paper Gods 

Duran Duran are back…

Oh, how we’ve all waited so long to hear those coveted words.

For their fourteenth music go around, Mr. Le Bon and the boys have called upon their disco pal Nile Rodgers to create an album that will groove you, move you, and have you feeling hungry like the music wolf for more.

Tracks including the bouncy title track, “Danceophobia,” “Change the Skyline,” and “Pressure Off” are just loaded with sinful, synth-ful energy.

But it’s when dance diva Kiesza pops up on the soaring, “Last Night in the City” that it feels like Duran Duran truly never left us.

Ryan Adams/1989

For months now, there’s been lots of hype over indie crooner Ryan Adams’ announcement that he was taking Tayor Swift’s pop bulldozing 1989 set and rewerking it into an album developed into his own moody stylings. Now the buzzed about set is here, but is it worth your music while? 

The answer is yes…and no.

For those that may be all too familiar with the originals on 1989 may not like how Mr. Adams has given each a track a more sullen tone (especially in “Shake It Off”), but for those who may not be living that 1989 life, this is just the album for you. The moody retellings that Adams has provided fit the fall like a glove, and while it may not last as long on the charts as 1989 has, Adams’ effort is at least a Must Listen for right now, especially when he takes on tracks “Blank Space” and “Style.” 

Disclosure/Caracal 

Disclosure‘s sophomore set doesn’t hit headphones until Sept 25th, but Philly Mixtape got a sneak serving of the album, and it hears like Disclosure isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. While the Sam Smith assisted lead single “Omen” is a bit more of a mellow groove then we’re used to from this brotherly UK dance music duo, they still bring plenty of overseas music flavor in the Lion Babe assisted, “Hourglass,” the Lorde owned “Magnets,” as well as in album tracks “Jaded,” “Molecules,” and the vastly overlooked banger, “Bang That.”

All the more reason to get hype for the boys before they take over The Filmore this upcoming October 19th & 20th. Get to werk.

Jennifer Hudson/JHud 

Just in time for Pope Francis….it’s time for you to respect Ms. Hudson.

The glass shattering diva is all set to perform at this weekend’s NYC Madison Square Garden celebration for Mr. Francis, so now is the absolute perfect time for you to dive into her year-old JHud set. Complete with bedroom grooves and dance ditties provided by Timbaland and Gorgon City, JHud is the best album that you probably don’t listen to enough…or haven’t even listened to at all.

Pay your respects to  grooves “I Still Love You,” “Dangerous,” “Walk It Out,” “Bring Back The Music,” and pretty much every other delightful track on this fantastic album that you should never ignore ever again. 

See you this weekend, boo.

 

 

 

 

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