Hot Chip’s Freakout/Release is an extraordinary display of synthpop versatility and invention, born of collaboration, improvisation, and the psychological mess of lockdown.
ODESZA’s The Last Goodbye is impressively diverse and wide-ranging; there are moments of elysian pop, broody angst, thrilling dance, and smart wit.
Trentemøller’s Memoria is intended to be listened to in the dark: total darkness, total immersion. Added visuals would just be sensory overload.
Absolutely Free are back with their first album in years, Aftertouch, and have fully embraced ’80s synthpop as their music template.
After a year of livestreaming and a personal setback, there’s no better time to appreciate the quietly underrated instrumental trilogy Brothertiger created amidst the pandemic.
The PM Picks playlist features the best new songs. Today, we feature KEiiNO, Jaga Jazzist, Cold War Kids, Left Vessel, and Paragon Cause.