By John Coulston // Staff Writer
The last month has featured a slew of releases from artists such as Pearl Jam, Katy Perry, Arcade Fire, Paul McCartney and more.
In case you missed out on any of these albums, Sidelines has a playlist of some of the best tracks from the last month to catch you up on anything you may have missed, as well as to discover some new favorites along the way.
Whether your preference is rock, pop, EDM or hip-hop, our November playlist has what you need to keep you entertained throughout the month:
“Normal Person” by Arcade Fire
“Normal Person” is the standout anthem on Arcade Fire’s newest double album, Reflektor. With a blazing guitar riff and lyrics like, “Is anything strange as a normal person?” The band delivers a David Bowie and Talking Heads inspired track that’ll keeping you rocking throughout the month.
“Come a Little Closer” by Cage the Elephant
Cage the Elephant went with a more ambitious, mature sound on their third release, Melophobia. The album’s lead single is a mellow, instrumentally strong alt-rocker that shows the band’s growth from their previous release.
“On My Way to Work” by Paul McCartney
This cut from Sir Paul’s latest album is lyrically reminiscent of his contribution to The Beatles’ “Day in the Life,” with a bluesy breakdown for good measure.
“Sirens” by Pearl Jam
While Lightning Bolt as a whole was disappointing, “Sirens” is a standout track that rivals some of the best ballads of Pearl Jam’s career.
“International Smile” by Katy Perry
This cut from Perry’s latest album combines catchy lyrics with Daft Punk inspired production to make one of the best pop tracks of the year.
“Love Money Party” by Miley Cyrus
Bangerz was far from a good pop album, but its single ready tracks are sure to stick in your head. “Love Money Party” is about exactly what the title suggests, and features a guest verse from Big Sean.
“Crown” by Diplo
Diplo’s latest solo EP is packed with bangers, including “Crown” featuring Mike Posner and Riff Raff. The track is a solid EDM jam with mellow verses and sick bass drops.
“Side B (Dope Song)” by Danny Brown
Danny Brown dropped one of the best hip-hop releases of the year with Old. “Side B (Dope Song)” opens the second half of the LP with a drug-fueled, festival-ready banger.
“No New Friends” by DJ Khaled
DJ Khaled stuck to his typical formula wihen curating his latest collection of tracks, Suffering From Success. “No New Friends” sticks Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne over the radio ready beat that still works as well as it did when it was first released as a single.
“King Push” by Pusha T
The opener from Pusha’s solo LP, My Name Is My Name, has the rapper setting the tone for the album over a Kanye West and Sebastian Sartor produced beat that wouldn’t sound out of place on West’s Yeezus.
To listen to our November playlist, click here.