kites can’t jive
kites can’t jive: the playlist is the soundtrack to kites can’t fly. The best music on Apple Music, guaranteed.
“I like music” was a key part of my personality in my late teens and early twenties. I’m not proud of that but it’s true. I’ve grown out of a lot of the follies of my youth but one thing remains: I listen to a lot of music.
Below you’ll find a list of the stuff I’m loving in 2022.
- The Monumintal live recording by Tobe Nwige. The live recording of “Fye Fye” is one of the most uplifting things I’ve ever heard.
- The recycling bin – EP by Aesop Rock. Look, I’ll just listen to anything Aesop drops.
- Candid by Ivy Sole. Smooth, soulful hip-hop. Stunning work.
- Radical acceptance by Joy Guidry. A beautiful, moving exploration of gender identity and jazz. Just listen to it.
- Zeal & Ardor by Zeal & Ardor. I’ve been waiting for this for a while and it was worth it.
- Gaijin 3000 by Elijah Nang. Killer concept album.
- Jp5000 – EP by Junglepussy. All-time great album cover.
- El abayarde by Tego Calderón. An absolute groove.
- Love songs: a time you may embrace by Krystle Warren & the Faculty. Warren is just incredible.
- Love songs: a time to refrain from embracing by Krystle Warren & the Faculty. More goodness.
- Black radio III by Robert Glasper. Glasper plus some incredible collaborators equals a good time.
- Disco4: part II by Health. Loving this series of albums.
- Feral by RVG. More Australian punk, no surprise I love it.
- Death is a dream by HTRK. Great mix new stuff and reworked stuff.
- Rule of four by HEXDEBT. I’m obsessed with this album. Big angry guitars.
- Post earth by FEELS. Also obsessed.
- Story – EP by DJ Krush. Everything Krush drops is worth a spin.
- Anime, trauma and divorce by Open Mike Eagle. All-time great album name. (The hip-hop’s great too.)
- Rotsler’s rules by Black Cab. Black Cab remain one of the most enduring, vital bands in Melbourne.
- Come apart (single) by Fazerdaze. I loved a Fazerdaze a few years ago – their music caught me right in a major shoegazey pop moment – but I kinda dropped off them. This new track was a lovely hit of nostalgia.
- Made for this by JK-47. Banger hip-hop from Australia.
- Pray for Party Dozen by Party Dozen. I’m honestly not sure I like this album but I keep hearing tracks from it on the radio and really liking them so, look, I don’t know.
- CRAWLER by IDLES. This came out last year and somehow I missed it. An actual tragedy.
- Rapscallion by The Murlocs. The Murlocs never really hit for me but, with Rapscallion, I’m in. Great indie rock.
- Meanjin – EP by Thelma Plum. Plum doesn’t miss.
- Cheat codes by Danger Mouse & Black Thought. This absolutely rules.
- Care by CLAMM. More noisy Aussie punk? Yes please.
- Experts in a dying field by The Beths. More Beths is always a good thing.
- Covers – EP by Too Many Zooz. ‘Dragula’ has never sounded sexier.
- 93 ‘til infinity by Souls of Mischief. Classic ’90s hip-hop that I had no idea existed.