Bombay Bicycle Club, Gabreil Teodros, and more of my favorite albums from October 2023


“[Gabriel Teodros’ album] From the Ashes of Our Homes, opens with a reflection on the day Teodros and his spouse, Ijeoma Oluo, fled from an actual house fire, and expands to a full-length meditation on the loss of home and safety so many of us experienced these last few years as a result of wars, the pandemic, the climate catastrophe, and more – and how do we build something new from the ashes of all of our collective homes.”

Here are the albums that inspired me this past month.

Bombay Bicycle Club – My Big Day

I love the feel-good vibe on this album, and all the collaborations are so good. It’s easily my most-played album this month. I’m hoping I get to see them live soon. 🤞🏼

Gabreil Teodros – From the Ashes of Our Homes

The latest album from legendary KEXP DJ and Seattle native rapper GT has grown on me steadily this past month, becoming one of my favorite hip-hop releases of the year.

Cashus King – Lava Lamps

Another album from an indie hip-hop legend that I’ve been spinning non-stop. It’s more weeded out and west coast than Gabreil’s offering, but the message is no less deep, and the beats bump.

Kamaal Williams – Stings

A very diverse and excellent album of jazz and hip-hop that has soundtracked many of my mornings in October.

Alexander Flood – Oscillate

The second album from the Australian drummer snuck up on me without me noticing (just like the first), and I’m finding I play it constantly.

Other albums that found their way to me (and stayed) this month:

I love discovering new music and hope sharing my finds inspires you to check out something different (and support the artists you love). Happy listening. ✌️

Comments welcome!

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