This Week in Music 9/30/16


In this new weekly feature on The Valley Forge, we will highlight the most important releases in music. Check back each week to see the latest and greatest albums, singles, and EP’s. This week we take a look at the new albums from Danny Brown, Banks, and Bon Iver.

Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition

Detroit rapper, Danny Brown, decided to drop his latest album early. It was slated for a September 30th release, but was pulled forward 3 days early to the 27th. Hidden somewhere within his retweet-flooded Twitter page, Danny Brown said he “couldn’t hold it no more longer.” His fourth solo LP, Atrocity Exhibition, features Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Earl Sweatshirt, and more.

Listen to “Really Doe” from Atrocity Exhibition:

Banks – The Altar

Jillian Banks, simply known as Banks, started her career off strong in 2014 with her first LP, Goddess. She returned this week with her sophomore release The Altar. Her dark form of pop is refreshing in a world full of overly feel-good pop music.

Listen to “Gemini Feed” from The Altar:

Bon Iver – 22, A Million

The long awaited sequel to Bon Iver, Bon Iver, 22, A Million is Bon Iver’s first release in five years. Singer, Justin Vernon, has been featured in numerous other artists’ tracks in the past few years, but fans have been waiting patiently this new release from Bon Iver.

Listen to “33 “GOD”” from 22, A Million

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