Monthly Tunes Playlist

Month 16: November 2018



This month we received new albums from City Girls, JID, Earl Sweatshirt, Meek Mill, Lil Peep and Anderson.Paak.  Bops from all those releases are in this playlist. Chance the Rapper also dropped two new singles, Kelsey Lu put out a new song and Perfume Genius graced us with some new releases. Find some of these treats on The Sami Fisher Blog’s Monthly Tunes Playlist for November 2018. Additionally, Skrillex remixed Travis Scott and Drake’s “Sicko Mode,” which opens up this playlist. Finally, Spotify released a special “Spotify Singles” featuring some of Mac Miller’s last recordings. Listen to his cover of “Nothing from Nothing” on the playlist here.

Month 15: October 2018

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IT’S HALLOWEEN BABY! The Sami Fisher Blog Monthly Playlist will be back to normal for the November edition. In the mean time, GET SCARED. Link to the playlist is right here.

Month 14: September 2018


I didn’t forget, then I did forget, then I didn’t. Sorry I’m two days late. Also sorry this month’s playlist is kinda sad 😦 We start off fun though. We have a new single from Omar Apollo and Teo Halm, as well as Tyler, The Creator, LeiKeli47, Little Simz, Yaeji and Lana Del Rey. St. Vincent also released yet another rework of “Slow Disco.” This one is called “Slow Slow Disco,” for reasons you may be able to assume. Additionally, Lil Wayne, Noname, BROCKHAMPTON, Young Thug and Joey Purp put out new projects that are totally great and totally on this playlist. Last, but so distant from least, we have three tracks from artists we recently lost. The Cranberries put out an unreleased track to honor Dolores O’riordan. I also included a track by Mac Miller and Jefferson Airplane to honor Marty Balin. R.I.P. Listen to the September edition of The Sami Fisher Blog Monthly Tunes Playlist here.

Month 13: August 2018

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This month we said goodbye to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. R.I.P. to the Queen. We also have new singles from Nao ft. Sir, Moses Sumney, Duckwrth, Wild Nothing, Cloud Nothings, Robyn, and Radiant Children. In August, Nicki Minaj put out an album, as well as Shamir, Mitski, Ariana Grande, Amine and Blood Orange. We’ve got tracks from all of these albums on the playlist. And, incase you have not heard DJ Khaled’s “No Brainer” featuring Justin Bieber, Offset and Chance the Rapper enough, it’s on this August edition as well. Enjoy The Sami Fisher Blog Monthly Tunes Playlist: August Edition here. Ignore the gd embed link I guess smh.

Month 12: July 2018


Another playlist filled with summery grooves! We’ve got some singles from Childish Gambino, DRAM, BROCKHAMPTON, Cullen Omori, Thee Oh Sees, Rico Nasty, cupcakKe, Santiogold, Smino, Mary J. Blige, Chance the Rapper, Blood Orange, and more. We also have some collaborations between Sports and KeithCharles, SG Lewis and Clairo, and alt-J and Danny Brown. Plus, Nicki Minaj and Offset jumped on a remix of Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up,” which was a must-share. Lots of good hits you can listen to here. Also, happy one year of Monthly Tunes Playlists! Holy shit! That’s an entire year of this fucking embed code not working.

Month 11: June 2018


I’ve got a really good and really summery playlist for you guys this month! Starts off with “Summertime” by Kendra Morris, super summer vibes. Also have new music off Allan Kingdom’s newest EP and Big Freedia’s EP. Cullen Omori, Sports, Daye Jack, Nick Hakim, Paul McCartney, Lizzo, Goldlink and Miguel, Nao and St. Vincent all put out super good singles this month, which you can listen to on The Sami Fisher Blog Monthly Tunes Playlist: June edition. Also, you’re likely aware Jay-Z and Beyonce dropped an album and Kanye West dropped a solo album and a joint album with Kid Cudi. Tracks from all three of those projects are on the playlist. A$AP Ferg did a song for that Kyrie Uncle Drew movie (still not fully understanding how tf that happened), and that’s on here too. Finally, we got songs from the newest Death Grips album and the latest Rico Nasty album! Listen to it all right here.

Month 10: May 2018

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Just finished watching game one of the NBA Finals, yoooo this is gonna be a series. As eventful as tonight’s game was, this month was not too exciting as far as music. However, Leon Bridges and Pusha T both put out outstanding albums I’m in love with. We got tracks off of those albums, as well as some songs from A$AP Rocky’s album and Yeek’s EP. As far as singles, Childish Gamibo’s “This Is America” is a total must-listen that you’ve probably already heard over and over, but it’s still starting off this playlist because it’s that important. Kanye West, Allan Kingdom, Anderson .Paak, Brooke Candy, Mitski, Guns n’ Roses, A$AP Ferg and Elle Fanning, and the late Lil Peep ft. Clams Casino have new singles that appear on this playlist as well. Listen here and ignore the stinkin’ imbedding link if it’s broken (which it probably is).

Month 9: April 2018


April was a shitty month, but such an outstanding month for music. Gin Wigmore, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Cardi B, Post Animal, Twin Shadow and Post Malone put out new albums. Le1f also put out an EP, and we have new soundtrack songs from Mitski and Kid Cudi. Also, I’m transforming into one of those white women who love Drake because “Nice For What” is soooo good. The April Sami Fisher Blog Monthly Tunes Playlist additionally has some singles from Leon Bridges, Cullen Omori, cupcakKe, Billie Eilish and Khalid. Finally, we pay homage to the gone but not forgotten Avicii, with his breakout song “Levels” and Prince with his previously unreleased version of “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Listen here. And ignore the fucking link below unless it actually embedded for once.

Month 8: March 2018

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I’ve been off social media for over a month, are we proud of me??? (I may have cheated a little bit). For March we have a handful of cool tracks. First we start off with a remix of N.E.R.D. and Rihanna’s “Lemon.” We all know Drake had to hop on that shit, because he’s always on Rihanna. The next track is a brand new Cardi B single, leading up to her album release next month. We also have tracks from The Breeders and Young Father’s new albums. Post Animal will put out their debut next month, and their single “Gelatin Mode” (why isn’t it mold?) is on this month’s playlist. Another album I’m super stoked for is Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Sex and Food,” due out April 6. The latest single “Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays” (fr fr), is on The Sami Fisher Blog Monthly Tunes Playlist for March. We also have some new Rae Sremmurd featuring Juicy J, new Lizzo, new Vince Staples, new Little Dragon, new Twin Shadow featuring Rainsford… Oh, and Leon Bridges put out two beautiful songs I can’t get enough of, they’re both on the playlist. Aaand there’s a track from Wale’s new EP on here, featuring Jacquees. Enjoy here (and when the fuck is the embedding option going to work???)!

Month 7: February 2018


In case you missed it, I (Sami Fisher) made a personal decision to delete all of the social media apps off my phone. I personally want nothing to do with social media for a lil while, but I understand this has a consequence on my blog (which is advertised strictly through social media). SO, word up to you if you’re reading this! That means you made the effort to find this on your own, ily. In retrospect, maybe I should have created a newsletter during this social media break… Anyway, this playlist is really good! We got some new tracks from The Breeders, Wavves and Culture Abuse, The Drums and more. We open with an eerie, sexy and funky lil Twin Shadow song, and there’s another featuring HAIM later on. The first song is called “Little Woman,” then we have Little Dragon, and later on there’s my favorite track from MGMT’s new album. The song is called “Little Dark Age.” Such a little playlist! Towkio also put out a new album, there’s three tracks, including one featuring SZA, on this playlist. Post Animal announced their debut album is coming out in April, and they dropped the single “Ralphie.” It’s Black History Month, and Blood Orange put out two beautiful songs in honor. Listen to “Christopher & 6th” on this playlist. The Super Bowl was this month and the Philadelphia Eagles walked out to “Dream and Nightmares” by Meek Mill (#FreeMeek), so that’s on here too. I closed out the playlist with Frank Ocean’s “Moon River” cover, because holy shit. Listen to the playlist here and ignore the link below unless it’s an actual functioning embed link, which it’s probably not.

Month 6: January 2018


This month was so long I almost forgot it was over. I’m a half hour late, but here is the first Monthly Tunes Playlist of January. It features a super bad ass and brand new song from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, as well as that new Kendrick Lamar and SZA song you probably can’t stop singing. I’ve also got two incredible songs from cupcakKe’s new album “Ephorize,” and new tracks by Towkio, Drake, Jay Rock (ft. Kendrick Lamar), Young Fathers, Allan Kingdom and Yo La Tengo. That’s not it though. I also included new songs by some old favs, The Black Eyed Peas and The Breeders. Additionally, we’ve got the “Finesse” remix ft. Cardi B. Bruno Mars won big at the Grammys this month, so I had to include a track from “24K Magic.” Finally, I included Oprah Winfrey’s remarkable acceptance speech from this month’s Golden Globes, and two of the most popular Cranberries songs, R.I.P. Dolores O’Riordan. You can list to The Sami Fisher Monthly Tunes Playlist for January 2018 here, or below if it ever embeds.

Month 5: December 2017


Happy New Year’s Eve!! The December edition of The Sami Fisher Blog Monthly Tunes Playlist is the Top 50 Tracks of 2017 (minus The Life of O.J., that’s a Tidal exclusive…) Enjoy! (It’s here).

Month 4: November 2017

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I’m sorry I’m late! The first track on the November edition of the Monthly Tunes Playlist is a Christmas Song written by a drag queen, which is fun for the whole family. Next up is the new N.E.R.D. Rihanna collaboration, followed by a track off of Tove Lo’s new album. We’ve also got some new Miguel, Bjork, Twin Peaks, NE-HI (plus a collab with Jamilla Wood that is BEAUTIFUL), and The Orwells. And, lastly, we pay respects to AC/DC co-founder Malcom Young and alternative rap innovator Lil Peep, who we lost this November. Enjoy the playlist here, because WordPress will never fix their embedding.

Month 3: October 2017


The Sami Fisher Blog Weekly Tunes Playlist is usually all about the latest and coolest tunes. However, today is Halloween. I take Halloween very seriously ,so this month’s playlist is a selection from my own personal Halloween playlist. We start things off with a creepy AF E.L.O. song, then the only song that was in “Halloween” that wasn’t written by John Carpenter, a classic Halloween song from Siouxsie and The Banshees, and then some John Carpenter. That’s not all though. In this playlist you’ll also hear some eerie modern music from Eels, Kid Cudi, King Krule and Sevdaliza. Also listen to some incredibly spooky songs from some of you’re favorite artists, such as the Talking Heads, Michael Jackson, OutKast, Donovan, Santana, Will Smith, and Stevie Wonder. And, of course, we’ve got the best scary movie soundtracks out there; Suspiria, 28 Days Later, Goosebumps, Psycho, Stranger Things, Ghostbusters, Beetlejuice, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and more. Listen here since I still highly doubt WordPress has fixed their embedding coding.

Month 2: September 2017


The Weekly Tunes Playlist is monthly now! Updating once a week was too difficult, plus some weeks are just slow music weeks. This first edition of the monthly version of the tunes playlist features some stuff from August and September. It’s a jumbled mess of everything from new Towkio, SZA, St. Vincent, Bjork, John Carpenter, BROCKHAMPTON, Lizzo, Azealia Banks, Post Malone, ODEZA, Frank Ocean, NAO, King Krule and Twin Peak tracks, to songs taken from new albums put out by The National, Thee oh Sees, Son Little, Demi Lovato, Knox Fortune and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. We also payed some homage to the myth, man and legend who left us too soon this past week, Charles Bradley. Listen here (because the gd embedding link still does not work).

Week 5: Monday, August 21, 2017


I was going to stay “think anybody will notice I’m pretending I posted this Monday, even though it’s Thursday,” but then I remembered nobody reads this shit. So OK, this week Grizzly Bear put out a music video for their new song from their new album of the same name, “Mourning Sound.” Additionally, Kid Cudi announced he’s touring “Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’.” Fun fact, Cudi’s coming to his/my hometown of Cleveland on this tour on my birthday, ayeee. Jamila Woods put out a music video for “LSD,” and “HEAVN” is finally on Spotify!!! Lizzo also put out a brand new track, alongside a music video. Demi Lovato turned 25 this past week, so let’s jam to her “Sorry Not Sorry” jig. And, hey, who saw the eclipse?!?! Nature and science are BEAUTIFUL. So is Bonnie Tyler lmao, so we’re going to listen to “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” This past week Spotify released a Spotify Session with Perfume Genius that is so beautiful, like the eclipse, but not… Perfume Genius covered “Body’s in Trouble” so let’s listen to it. We also have a new song by LCD Soundsystem to listen to. In addition, Madonna had a birthday! I don’t know how old she is and out of respect I won’t look it up. On the other hand, “Blonde” turned a year old this past week. It’s a requirement to groove to “Nights,” such a stunning song. Moving on, we have a new song from Ariel Pink that is a total treat, and then tracks from Adore Delano and A$AP Ferg’s new albums. Okay, see you “next week,” no promises though. Listen here.

Week 4: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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I had the playlist all ready to go yesterday and forgot to post it. Good for me. So here it is a day late. It’s rather politically charged because I’ve been getting pretty heated lately. This past weekend we witnessed absolute chaos as white supremacists got off their rockers and decided to terrorize our country with ignorance and hate. Fuck a nazi, ya feel? This playlist we’ve got sociopolitical tracks from Joey Bada$$, Chance the Rapper (who showed incredible generosity and care at the Bud Billiken parade this weekend), St. Vincent, Jamila Woods and M.I.A. I also have a new Mount Kimbie track ft. King Krule and a Son Little song that I’m in LOVE with. Additionally, Knox Fortune celebrated his birthday last week so listen to his song “Help Myself” in this playlist. Finally, Goblin announced they were going on tour so we’re listening to “Black Forest.” Here is the link to the flippin’ playlist because WordPress is apparently never going to get it together.

Week 3: Wednesday, August 9, 2017


This week’s playlist is late, so sorry! For Week Three we have “Negative Nancy” by Adore Delano, which dropped alongside a music video last Monday. I’ve also tossed “HUMBLE.” in to coordinate with my VMA blog post. Twin Peaks put out two new tracks from their Sweet ’17 Singles series, and “Sun and the Trees” is totally lovely. In the past week or so we celebrated the birthdays of two music legends who are no longer with us. To honor MCA of the Beastie Boys we have “Make Some Noise” and “Paul Revere.” And, to celebrate Whitney Houston, enjoy listening to “So Emotional” and “I Have Nothing.” Also within this past week was Lollapalooza, so I thought we’d listen to some Chance The Rapper, who headlined the festival. I also wanted to share the Whitney track “Red Moon” and a Joey Purp song, because Joey Purp freestyled over “Red Moon” at Lolla and the videos I watched made me CRY. We’ve also got two tracks from Vic Mensa’s new album, he played at Lolla too. Lot’s of Chicago love in this week’s playlist. Next we celebrate the sixth anniversay of “Watch the Throne” with “Ni**as in Paris.” “Underground Kingz” also celebrated an anniversary. UGK’s iconic album came out ten year’s ago this past week. Let’s listen to “Int’l Players Anthem” because I love that song and for some reason “Underground Kingz” is only available in the clean version on Spotify. Finally, we lost Glen Campbell this week. To honor his life, we have “Southern Nights.” Sorry for the hasty and tardy playlist, I’ll try and get it together sometime! Click here to listen because the g’damn mother fuckin’ embedding doesn’t work…

Week 2: Monday, July 31, 2017


We made it to week two of The Sami Fisher Blog Weekly Tunes Playlist! This week Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna dropped their music video for Kendrick’s “LOYALTY.” so that jam is on the playlist. Smino also put out his visuals for “Netflix & Dusse,” which you can listen to for week two too. Also, SZA dropped her “Supermodel” music video today, so that song obviously had to be on the playlist. Finally, Carli XCX’s “Boys” music video had me feeling it, so I put that tune in the playlist. This past week we also celebrated Mick Jagger’s 74th birthday. He put out two new songs, but I decided to put some Rolling Stones classics in the playlist instead. You can also listen to brand new tracks off of the new albums of Aminé, Lana Del Rey, Passion Pit and The Isley Brothers and Santana on this week’s playlist. There’s additionally some brand new singles from Zebra Katz, D.R.A.M. ft. Cardi B, Gin Wigmore, and Action Bronson. Finally, we celebrate the one year anniversary of Noname’s breathtaking album “Telefone” with one of my favorite songs off of the album. Here’s a link to the playlist because WordPress is on some whack embedding shit: The Sami Fisher Blog Weekly Tunes Playlist: Week 2.

Week 1: Monday, July 24, 2017

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I decided to try something a little different, weekly playlists! My first edition of “The Sami Fisher Blog Weekly Tunes Playlist” features two of my favorite songs from Tyler, The Creator’s latest (and greatest) album “Flower Boy.” We’ve also got my new favorite song, “Lil Thing” by Knox Fortune. Other brand new jams include tracks by Aminé, Azealia Banks, Gin Wigmore, Joey Bada$$, and a live reworking from Cage the Elephant. Plus, my playlist honors the late Chester Bennington and George Romero. We also celebrate SZA’s appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Danny Brown’s new music video, the 30th anniversary of “Appetite for Destruction,” and Slash’s 51st birthday. Enjoy below. And since the goddamn Spotify embedding never seems to work, here’s a link as well.