What a two weeks of music it has been! New albums by Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Kylie Minogue, Kali Uchis, OSHUN, Her, Amen Dunes, Hayley Kiyoko and a strong crop of singles. This week's playlist was built around two very different songs: Marian Hill's energetic pop-electronic "Differently" and Gallant latest single "Gentleman," which shows him showing off his falsetto with more power than ever before. Originally his single led the week's playlist and Marian Hill's was at the end, but their reversal singled a shift in tone for the week. The first half is lighter and more glittering. After Tyler the Creator's dense, spitfire rap song "OKRA," funk and soul stylings tend to build through to the end, adding extra emotional weight. The end result, I feel, are dualities. The energy is not lost on the back half but it is expressed through different means, showcasing just how varied and dynamic music is in 2018.