Heavy Rotation: Khruangbin, N.E.R.D, Pinegrove & More

Bad Gal and certified fashion icon Rihanna may not have had an official album release this year, but the multihyphenate singer's presence has been undeniable, thanks to a string of featuring acts with Future, Kendrick Lamar and DJ Khaled. To that list now joins Lemon, her latest rap-funk outing for N.E.R.D. Listen below, alongside Chris Stapleton's Scarecrow in the Garden, Khruangbin's Maria También, Mansionair's Easier, Pinegrove's Intrepid, Ride's Pulsar and Tender's Vow -

And then there is Taylor Swift's Call It What You Want. If I were to call 'it' what I want, it would be bland. But seriously, for all her admirable efforts to step into a new direction, everything about Taylor's new record reputation, from what we have heard so far, has been underwhelming. Will the release next Friday do the trick?