Staff Playlist: November
Find out what we're loving this month
The Black Keys and RZA, ”The Baddest Man Alive”
How bad is RZA on this stomping blues-rock banger? He’ll spit in a crocodile’s face.
Nude Beach, ”Walkin’ Down My Street”
So great ? think Elvis Costello jamming with the Heartbreakers at Joe Jackson’s house.
Miguel, ”Use Me”
A shimmery R&B plea so bedroom-sexy, even Prince is like, ”Damn.”
Local Natives, ”Breakers”
The melodic L.A. rockers’ latest is a charmer, all sweet longing and percussive handclap swagger.
Solange, ”Losing You”
Beyoncé’s baby sister earns her own stripes on this hiccupy, hip-swaying rapture.
Taylor Swift, ”I Knew You Were Trouble”
T-Swift’s shuddering rave-up indulges her love of dubstep (who knew?) and bad boys (um, knew that).
Macklemore, ”White Walls”
The Seattle MC brings surprising skills to his goof-rap Cadillac ode.
Sky Ferreira, ”Everything Is Embarrassing”
In fact, almost everything about this gorgeously retro electro ballad is amazing.
Django Django, ”Hail Bop”
The Brit breakouts toss around spacey synths and melted-clock melodies like Salvador Dalí fronting a psych-pop band.
The Coup, ”The Magic Clap’‘
Basically an amazing three-minute funk party in a can. Open it.
Pink, ”Walk of Shame”
A bubbly, punked-up sing-along for anyone who’s ever tiptoed through the quad at 8 a.m.
Meek Mill feat. Rick Ross, ”Believe It”
”Believe It” The Boss’ top protégé spits his chest-thumpingest boasts over a beat more hypnotic than the Penguin’s twirling umbrella.
Lord Huron, ”Lonesome Dreams”
Dreamy, chiming desert rock made for top-down midnight drives (or headphone staycations).