Have some exciting plans this weekend? Spending time with friends and family and over anxious about the music you’ll be kicking when you see them? Fear no more, friends. We have taken the liberty, yet again, to make a playlist of eight albums that are sure to shake up your weekend.

Bored at work? Stream ’em all. Let us know which ones are your favorite, or which albums you think we should be playing over on twitter.

Childish Gambino Awaken, My Love

FOR THOSE WHO: know they need some type of soulful R&B in their life, but don’t know where to turn. Allow Childish Gambino to completely blow your mind with his powerful vocals, strong message, funk and groove infused productions.


FOR THOSE WHO: need some type of sonic reassurement that not all hope is lost, we can still put our faith in Deadmau5 and not be disppointed.

Peter Doherty – Hamburg Demonstrations

FOR THOSE WHO: need that avant-classical meets Brit-punk fusion sound to sooth their heads. Long live The Libertines, amirite? We haven’t seen the last of Pete, and this album is here to show us that they may very well be a good thing.

Hamilton – The Hamilton Mixtape

FOR THOSE WHO: don’t know where else to turn once you’ve memorized the entirety of the play, seen it via shitty cam footage online because tickets are still an arm and a leg, and need to immerse yourselves entirely.

Burial – “Young Death / Nightmarket” EP

FOR THOSE WHO: like the dark, ominous, enigmatic nature of minimal electronic and want to …bury…themselves in a true masters work.

RKCBIn Contrast

FOR THOSE WHO: like their pop vocals with a darker, eerie tint.

Telefon Tel AvivFahrenheit Fair Enough

FOR THOSE WHO: take long car drives, subway rides, likes walks in the rain alone at midnight to clear the head a bit. This album is a pure amalgam of samples, sounds, and dream-like noises that is guaranteed to bring out the deepest thoughts.

College – Old Tapes

FOR THOSE WHO: need a kick of inspiration, and like the simplicity of a couples of chords that, when played with correctly, can be turned into a wild musical masterpiece.