by Heather Hulsey
1. Settle by Disclosure
It's a rare occasion that a dance music artist can put out an entire album that's good. We usually see EPs with songs remixed and therefore repeated, but these young brothers put out an album that is just perfected dance floor pressure from start to finish. This is one of the best dance albums in many years.
2. When The Night by St. Lucia
This is another album where I enjoyed each and every track. The vocals are polished, as Jean-Philip Grobler has an incredible voice. This album offers the sounds of sub-tropical escapism, so put on your headphones and get lost in it. This is what pop music SHOULD sound like.
3. Devotion by Jessie Ware
Dare I say, she's the new Sade? Her vocals are instrinsic soul. She's not trying too hard, and it just seems to flow from her naturally.
4. Pure Heroine by Lorde
I feel like this girl is an old soul. Her music is different, her lyrics are profound, and her commentary in interviews is always on point.
5. Change Your Life EP by Iggy Azalea
I love it when a white girl can rap. She's got serious flow, and an attitude to match. Iggy is one to watch.