Nick Cave tops our list this week. The album, Skeleton Tree, is his first of his since last year’s tragic death of his 15 year old son. The release comes one day after the one time event of a documentary about the album being created in the wake of the tragedy. Hopefully one day the documentary will be released in another form and we’ll be able to put the two together to understand the full weight of the work. In the meantime we have the music as well as the wonderfully music of many other musicians released this week.
Want to discover what we missed? Listen to the full list of Fresh Cuts and tell us what we got wrong. Or, if one of us more closely aligns with your personal tastes, check out the ballots of Jesse, or Moksha to listen to only their favorites. The top seven in the combined scoring and also get included in our Songs of the Day playlist on Spotify. Honorable Mentions are songs that also get votes, but don’t quite make the songs of the day.
If you would like to keep up to date on our weekly recommendations without having to look for each week’s new playlists, we have a couple for you to subscribe to. The Curator Picks: ReFresh playlist will be reloaded with our selections as soon as we finish voting. If you’re too impatient for that, or just like to explore on your own, the Fresh Cuts: ReFresh list is the one for you. The Fresh Cuts list is our selection of 60+ tracks from new EPs and LPs on Spotify that we review to pick our favorites. You can also keep track of the songs of the day for the whole year here, or revisit our picks from 2015 and 2014.