This Month in Music – November 2018

This year, the month of November caused a large amount of excitement in the music industry. There were constant releases from all genres that caught the attention of many people. Metro Boomin’s new album, “Not All Heroes Wear Capes,” has now become one of the most popular rap albums of the year and Sabrina Carpenter’s “Singular: Act I,” has increased her popularity than any of her past projects. The overwhelming amount of releases this month left every music lover happy, no matter what genre you may prefer.

November 2018 Releases

11/2

Barbra Streisand - Walls - 11/11

H.E.R. - I Used to Know Her: Part 2 - EP - 8/8

Imogen Heap - The Music of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Parts One and Two - 42/42

Metro Boomin - Not All Heroes Wear Capes - 13/13

Mikky Ekko - FAME - 11/11

The Neighbourhood - Hard To Imagine The Neighbourhood Ever Changing - 21/21

Vince Staples - FM! - 11/11

11/7

BTS - Fake Love/Airplane pt. 2 - 2/2

11/9

Aloe Blacc – Christmas Funk - 2/10

Fleet Foxes - First Collection 2006-2009 - 30/30

I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME - 1981 Extended Play - 6/6

Imagine Dragons - Origins - 16/16

Jon Bellion - Glory Sound Prep - 10/10

Lil Peep - Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2 - 13/13

Olly Murs - You Know I Know - 28/28

RiFF RAFF - Tangerine Tiger - 10/10

Sabrina Carpenter - Singular: Act I - 8/8

Steve Aoki - Neon Future III - 17/17

Trippie Redd - A Love Letter to You 3 - 16/16

11/16

Alec Benjamin - Narrated for You - 12/12

Allan Rayman - Harry Hard-On - 9/9

Anderson .Paak - Oxnard - 14/14

Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness - Upside Down Flowers - 11/11

Conan Gray - Sunset Season - 5/5

Deadmau5 - mau5ville: Level 2 - 9/9

Lennon Stella - Love, me - 5/5

Little Mix - LM5 - 18/18

Mariah Carey - Caution - 10/10

Michael Bublé - love (Deluxe Edition) - 13/13

Mike WiLL Made-It - Creed II: The Album - 15/15

Mumford & Sons - Delta - 15/17

NEEDTOBREATHE - Acoustic Live Vol. 1 - 7/12

FUTURE. NO SUN. - 8/8

Tyler, the Creator - Music Inspired by Illumination & Dr. Seuss' The Grinch EP - 6/6

11/17

Jaden Smith - The Sunset Tapes: A Cool Tape Story - 11/11

11/29

Skizzy Mars & Prelow - I Can't Take Me Anywhere - 2/9

11/30

Alessia Cara - The Pains of Growing - 3/15

Clean Bandit - What Is Love? - 7/16

Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap Songs 7/15

Lil Baby - Street Gossip - 0/13

Meek Mill - Championships

The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships - 5/15

Billboard Hot 100 top 5 – Last week of November

“Thank U, Next” – By Ariana Grande

“SICKO MODE” – By Travis Scott

“Happier” – By Marshmello and Bastille

“Without Me” – By Halsey

“Girls Like You” – By Maroon 5 (ft. Cardi B)

Album of the MonthThe Sunset Tapes: A Cool Tape Story by Jaden Smith

On November 17, 2018, Jaden Smith’s 11 track, no feature project was released. Though this isn’t a direct sequel to the album he released last year, SYRE, it still exists within the series. Similar to the artistic and reflective mood of SYRE, The Sunset Tapes deliver another unique journey in which Smith explores his creative mind and the world around him.

Although I believe it is important to listen to every album in order the first time you hear it, when it comes to Jaden Smith’s music, listening to the tracks in order is a must. In my opinion, Jaden Smith is one of the best storytellers in the industry right now, and by listening to The Sunset Tapes from beginning to end, I learned so much. The album is becoming known as a “beautiful confusion,” and quite honestly, I couldn’t think of a better way to describe it. Each song, while connected, takes on a different meaning for everyone. For longtime fans, the bold and risqué lyrics are expected, but for new listeners, they could be confusing. My advice is this, listen to each song with a clear mind, after all, music is different for everyone. You will eventually be able to make a connection to your own life, something that will make the song stick with you. Once again, Jaden Smith creates a project that displays his many talents and understanding of the real world. Take a listen and see what you learn.

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