For as much as we believe our tastes remain stubbornly our tastes, immutable and determined solely by us, the changing of the seasons can make a pretty compelling counterargument. The weather gets cold, the sun sets earlier, and suddenly we’re listening to a lot less Dua Lipa, and a lot more Radiohead. Just as whether we’re happy or sad can dictate our choices in musical balm, so, too, does the climate help determine how many beats per minute we want filling our speakers. And to a degree, the albums coming out in the fall reflect that shift: We’ve got a bunch of great new releases from artists more interested in having you hit the headphones than the dance floor: My Morning Jacket, Billy Bragg, Hovvdy, and more all make an appearance in October—and if you’re not ready for the party to stop, artists like Remi Wolf and Meek Mill have got you covered. Plus, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga tackle more standards, so there’s truly something for everyone. Read on to see the records we’re most looking forward to spinning in October.
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