Courtesy of Young Turks Records.
4. In Colour – Jamie xx
Hailing from the alternative-pop staple group The xx, Jamie xx brings his individual music identity to a prismatic debut album. However, don’t mistake the album for simply another electronic record or an extension of his old group’s work. If you do, the R&B-inspired and Jamaican-infused jam “I Know There Is Gonna Be (Good Times)” will definitely surprise you with featured artists Young Thug and Popcaan further pushing the already flexible boundaries of EDM. In addition, Jamie xx includes some expertly produced dance music (“Gosh” and “The Rest Is Noise”) along with some tracks that would make for a great tropical vacation playlist (“Obvs” and ”Girl”). Jamie xx has shown his vision for his solo work: intricate, imaginative, and angelic with a melodic afterglow that emits every color. In Colour is a kaleidoscope of bright sounds and vibrant rhythms that comes across relaxing in all of its restless energy.