50 great tracks for June from Christine and the Queens, Playboi Carti, the 1975 and more

From Troye Sivans ode to bottoming to Oneohtrix Point Nevers joyful electronic cheese, here are 50 ways you shouldnt be without this month

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Christine and the Queens- Girlfriend

Or instead, Chris and the Queens. In her accompanying notes on Genius, the returning French pop starring explains how this song determines her take on a macho persona as a route of sparring with male sexual energy- even if there are those who will spurn her for it. Also be done in order to French as sister recording Damn, Dis-Moi, Girlfriend is set to HD 80 s boogie production- redolent of the guest sun Dam-Funk, who delivers some deep, sexy vocal interjections.

Playboi Carti- Fell in Luv

In a very strong month for rap albums, what with A$ AP Rocky’s impressionistically blunted Testing and Pusha T’s Kanye-produced side of beef Daytona both proving excellent, Playboi Carti’s newest full-length, Die Lit, still stood out. His hopscotching flowing broke through on Magnolia last year, and that track’s producer, Pi’erre Bourne, is the key to the album’s hazy appeal. For Fell In Luv, he cuts up a sample of a sample- Purity Ring’s lift of Young Magic- to end up with something Holly Herndon might induce if she segued into mumble-rap production.

From the sincere to the ludicrous … the 1975.

The 1975- Dedicate Yourself a Try

Recent months have determined the 1975′ s frontman Matty Healy credited with inspiring a spuriously named genre called Healywave( though he prefers Mattycore ). To be fair, he has worked with most of the acts connected with it – his Dirty Hit labelmates Pale Waves and No Rome- and to be even fairer, it should probably be called Hutchencewave for its clear debt to INXS. Still, technicalities: no sooner had the word started catching on( kind of) than the 1975 return with a completely new audio. The first trail from their third album hooks around a single, strangulated riff that voices a bit like Room on Fire-era Strokes rendered as a polyphonic ringtone. It’s miles better than that recommends, and totally unlike anything else on the radio. Like always, Healy’s lyrics veer between ludicrous and devoutly sincere, touching on STDs, receiving grey manes in your “zoot”( zoot !) and an impressively self-lacerating description of himself as” a millennial that baby boomers like “. As neurotic as the anthem is, Healy suggests being kinder to yourself as you grow up; the strangely affecting Give Yourself a Try is a sign of the 1975 letting themselves develop in weird and wonderful ways.

Troye Sivan- Bloom

Speaking of Healywave, there’s definitely a touching of the 1975 in the muted guitar that chimes through the second chorus of Troye Sivan’s excellent single Bloom. But most of this glorious ode to bottoming shimmers by on synths that channel the feeling of anticipation and nervousness that Sivan transmits as he plays the part of a receptive partner losing his virginity. It’s stylishly done stuff: his voice on the tantalising first poem is coated in whispery reverb, an invitation to come closer, while the choruses are peppered with subtle gasp that imbue the elegant Bloom with an indecently good sense of lust.

Hazy state of mind … Tirzah. Photograph: Clare Shilland

Tirzah- Gladly

It seems far too long since Tirzah’s brief run of grandeur in the mid-2 010 s- not least the brilliantly scruffy I’m Not Dancing. Similarly earwormy is Gladly, the first single from her long-awaited debut album Devotion( out this August on Domino ). Produced by Mica Levi, the way lopes sleepily around a single loop-the-loop, a heavy, warped forte-piano refrain that seems to tempo around in circles and mirrors Tirzah’s state of mind.” All I crave is you ,” she echoes, drowsy with yearning and preoccupation:” I love you .” Proof that the simplest anthems are sometimes the most profound.

Skepta- Pure Water

It’s been a banner month for the Tottenham MC. Not only has he guested on standout trails on the aforementioned Playboi Carti and A$ AP Rocky albums- appearing on stage with the latter and a giant accident test dummy chief in London- he has also released one of his strongest solo ways ever. Over a minimalist thump that perfectly encapsulates the route he currently straddles grime and US rap, Pure Water realizes him announce his own greatness with armour-plated self-confidence.

Prophet- Tonight( achievement Nite Jewel& Mndsgn )

Thirty-four years ago, Prophet self-released 1,000 copies of Right on Time, an album of scuffed, wonky but obliging electro-funk that faded without tracing. But “its been” coveted by Stones Throw label chief Peanut Butter Wolf, who met with Prophet and got him in the studio to ultimately do the follow-up. Tonight is a rerecorded version of a trail from his debut, which was covered by Nite Jewel in 2011, who turns up here to join in the homecoming: a magnificent, stumbling funk jam. Nite Jewel- one of the most underrated songwriters around today- has her own way on the playlist too, On Your Own, a Hi-NRG synth workout topped with a soaring vocal.

Parquet Courts- Freebird II

The Brooklyn garage rockers keep knocking out classic after classic, with new LP Wide Awake! another crucial collecting of varied, literate, totally fulfilling jams. One highlighting, Freebird II- the title typical of their droll hipster humour- features a big, fulfilling organ tune matched by a blokey singalong for the chorus. Andrew Savage’s verses are like a positivist spin on those from Human Performance, the title lament from the band’s last album.

Miss Red- Dagga

Miss Red was birth in Israel to Moroccan-Polish mothers but, with her girlish patois, she sounds more like she was brought up in a Kingston ghetto. Pairing her once more with producer the Bug, who she accosted at a Tel Aviv rave and went on to tour and record with, Dagga is the first way from her debut album. One of the Bug’s hallmark industrial-dancehall riddims rides under Miss Red’s coquettish singsong vocals.

Always on … Oneohtrix Point Never and friend.

Oneohtrix Point Never- Toys 2

Fresh from a brilliant rating for the Robert Pattison thriller Good Time, and following a string of albums of densely splintered electronics, Daniel Lopatin has liberated an ambitious new record in Age Of. It sees space for drunken harpsichords, Anohni, terrifying shout, tender Bon Iver-style digital songcraft, harsh trap and jazzy synth solos, and yet hangs together: he is the great sonic essayist of our voracious, always-on culture. The highlight is the symphonic Toys 2, his biggest, cheesiest minute yet, and his most moving.

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