Korn, Animal Collective + more, our favourite records of the week

Subscribe to Mixdown Magazine


Korn, Animal Collective + more, our favourite records of the week

Words by Eli Duxson

Korn’s Requiem for a lost year, Saba brings the heat, and Animal Collective find the balance

This week, Korn released their highly anticipated Requiem, Saba’s latest offering comes loaded with feature artists, and Animal Collective recapture the sound that initially drew them acclaim.

This week’s top picks:

  • Korn – Requiem
  • Saba – Few Good Things
  • Animal Collective – Time Skiffs

Read all the latest music news here.

Korn – Requiem

Following their 2019 release The Nothing, the pandemic meant the album was conceived out of very different circumstances than the majority of the band’s catalogue.

The freedom of time constraints and analogue-tape recording has meant the band has unearthed a newfound sonic dimension and texture in their music.

Saba – Few Good Things

Nearly four years following the release of his critically acclaimed 2018 album Care For Me, the independent Chicago rapper-producer has released his long-awaited 14-song LP which features notable collaborations, including Pivot Gang, Black Thought, Krayzie Bone, 6LACK, Smino, Mereba, Fousheé, Benjamin Earl Turner, and more.

“The concept of ‘Few Good Things’ is the realisation of self after a search for exterior fulfillment,” Saba said of the inspiration behind the album’s title. “It is the satisfaction and completeness you gain by simply living a life that is yours.”

Animal Collective – Time Skiffs

Time Skiffs is the quartet’s first studio album in more than half a decade with the nine tracks being love letters, distress signals, en plein air observations, and relaxation hymns, the collected transmissions of four people who have grown into relationships and parenthood and adult worry. 

But they are rendered with Animal Collective’s singular sense of exploratory wonder, same as they ever were.