Friday playlist: Best of November (+audio)

Lorde, M.I.A., Watercolours, Eminem and Lady Gaga. Photo / NZH, AFP, Supplied, AP
Lorde, M.I.A., Watercolours, Eminem and Lady Gaga. Photo / NZH, AFP, Supplied, AP

Welcome to this week's nzherald.co.nz playlist - a feature that allows readers to stream curated music from Herald staff.

November has been a marvellous month of new music releases. The Marshall Mathers LP2 marks the return of an angstier Eminem, while Lady Gaga dabbles in hip-hop beats in her new album ARTPOP.

Homegrown singer Watercolour's dreamy EP Portals is definitely worth a listen, as is M.I.A.'s disjointed Matangi and One Direction's new offering, Midnight Memories, which leaked online a week before it's intended release.

Unlikely duo, Billy Joe (Green Day) and Norah Jones, team up for folk album Foreverly and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack is full of spellbinding songs, including a cover of Everybody Wants To Rule The World by New Zealand's own shining star, Lorde.

Today's playlist was curated by entertainment reviewer Rachel Bache. Follow nzherald_ent on Spotify for more playlists.

Warning: Some songs contain explicit language.

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- nzherald.co.nz

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