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Panda Bear's Sirius XMU Mix, a heartbreaking ballad from Jhené Aiko, '70s vibes by Tame Impala and more in this week's music picks

Lykke Li: Hold On, We’re Going Home (Drake Cover) Leave it to Swedish indie-pop dreamboat Lykke Li to turn Drake’s hit “Hold On, We’re Going Home” into a heartbreaking song that oozes sex and sadness. This unpolished, live version lets the singer’s raw vocals do most of the work over delicate electric guitar—and builds in a dramatic but subtle way. Panda Bear: Sirius XMU Mix …

Panda Bear: Sirius XMU Mix

Across nine studio albums with Animal Collective and five solo albums under the moniker Panda Bear, Noah Lennox has contributed unprecedented dimension and layers to the music world’s cumulative consciousness. After creating a recent Sirius XMU Mix—now released on Soundcloud—Lennox makes clear that his taste in music is equally broad. From the rising choirs of playlist opener “Like a Ship (Without a Sail)” to the …

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Winter playlists, a bizarre Outkast mix, Prince's female protégés and more in the music we featured this week

Panda Bear: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper Citing ’90s hip-hop and R&B as influences, and sampling material from Debussy and even Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker suite (heard in “Tropic of Cancer”), Panda Bear‘s new album is all about rhythmic swings. Matthewdavid: “Even The Sun Goes Down” OUTKAST MIX Inventive, high energy and wholly cosmic and bizarre, adventurous lovers of electronic and southern hip-hop alike will find …