Studio Quality Downloads
Imagine hearing your favorite albums afresh, with every tiny nuance sharpened, every detail enhanced. That’s the experience these studio quality downloads deliver. Capturing recorded music exactly how the artist intended it to be heard, 24-bit FLAC is the optimum digital format for music lovers. Below you'll find our selection of the week's hi-res highlights, ranging from brand new releases to all-time classics, plus carefully-curated artist, genre and label spotlights.
If you were to have predicted the first member of The xx to have a successful solo career, you’d probably have picked from vocalists Romy Madley-Croft and Oliver Sim, rather than singling out their notoriously shy and retiring beat-maker. Regardless, it was Jamie Smith who was thrust into the mainstream in 2015, earning a Mercury-nomination for his debut, In Colour. It’s understandable, then, that on The xx’s third album, Smith’s influence is now more prominent than ever. From the synthetic horns and garage beats of bass-heavy opener "Dangerous" to the Hall & Oates-sampling "On Hold", I See You is the trio’s most extroverted collection to date, all the while retaining the crepuscular feel for which they were first famed. Album centrepiece "Replica" might even be their finest song to date.
Kehlani Parish first found fame at the age of 16, as lead singer of America’s Got Talent-finalists Poplyfe. Fortunately, being forced into acquaintance with Piers Morgan at such a formative stage of her career didn’t put Parish off showbusiness all-together, because this full-length solo debut is a doozy. Building on the promise of 2015’s Grammy-nominated mixtape You Should Be Here, SweetSexySavage finds the 21-year-old delivering refreshingly personal reflections in honeyed tones, over slick R&B that subtly incorporates influences from neo soul and trap music. Fans of TLC, Aaliyah and Ashanti should find a lot to love here.