Friday is album release day and here’s a rundown of what’s been released on DSPs and physical releases in stores.
Soda Blonde – Small Talk
A fine debut album of synthy indie pop songcraft with earworm melodies from most of former Little Green Cars.
Vince Staples – Vince Staples
The rapper’s first in three years.
Twin Shadow – Twin Shadow
Class. I didn’t know until this morning there was a new Twin Shadow record.
Rejjie Snow – Baw Baw Black Sheep
The follow up to Dear Annie has dropped
Half Waif – Mythopoetics
A Nandi Rose album is always worth exploring.
Inhaler – It Won’t Always Be Like This
Debut album for the guitar band attempting to escape a large shadow and make a big one on their own.
Snoh Aalegra – Temporary Highs In The Violet Skies
The Swedish singer’s third album of R&B and pop. Tyler is on two tracks.
Various Artists – Space Jam: A New Legacy (Soundtrack)
Yep. Features Chance, John Legend, SZA, Lil Uzi Vert, Brockhampton, Big Freedia, Lweon Bridges and Salt-n-Pepa.
Charlotte Day Wilson – Alpha
Oof. One of my favourite new singers releases a long-awaited album featuring Badbadnotgood and Syd as guests.
Jam & Lewis – Jam & Lewis, Vol. 1
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are the producers behind classic records from Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, George Michael, Boyz II Men and on their actual debut collection of music they are joined by Mary J. Blige, Charlie Wilson, Toni Braxton, Babyface and Mariah.
I D K – USee4Yourself
The Maryland artist who sounds a lot like Kanye delivers a debut album featuring Westside Gunn, MF DOOM, DMX, Offset, Young Thug, The Neptunes, Jay Electronica, T-Pain, Rico Nasty and more.
Koreless – Agor
Electronic producer releases long-awaited album of electro-acoustic soundscapes, rave and breaks on Young (formerly Young Turks) label.
Gaze Is Ghost – Lapis Cobalt Indigo Blue
Laura McGarrigle’s debut is long awaited around these parts and came out earlier this week. Features playing from Keith Mannion (SlowplaceLikeHome) and drummer Casey Miller (Zed Penguin). Bandcamp.
Jellypelt – 2127 Tanya
New Irish electronica release on Moot Tapes. Bandcamp.
Odd Numbers – The Golden Éire Tapes Vol. 1
An album featuring 17 Irish rappers which we premiered here yesterday.
ELKAE – Girls Like You Like Me EP
Irish electronic pop artist with a four-tracker that features Lydia Ford, Chloe Agnew, ZaPho, Toishin, Karla Chubb (Sprints), Sinead McConville and Taylor Mas all contribut
The Goon Sax: Mirror II
Drug Store Romeos – The world within our bedrooms
English indie trio reference Stereolab, Broadcast, and Mild High Club.
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