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No Home: Fucking Hell

Surviving under capitalism is a drag—it’s the oldest story in rock’n’roll—but No Home captures the weight of its dehumanization in a uniquely visceral way.

Gucci Mane: So Icy Summer

Buried somewhere in this overstuffed, 80-minute crew compilation is Gucci’s best album in years.

Greg Foat: Symphonie Pacifique

The prolific British pianist-keyboardist-composer’s work is centered on place, partnership, and circumstance. Mostly abandoning jazz, he crafts an idiosyncratic, pastoral opus.

Cloud Nothings: The Black Hole Understands

Rather than lean into the gimmick of a “bedroom” record, Cloud Nothings’ quarantine album disguises relatively amateur equipment behind clean melodies and power-pop nostalgia.

Inexorum: Moonlit Navigation

On their beautiful second LP, the Minneapolis duo conjure the grandeur of Scandinavian extreme metal with reverence.

Massey Fucking Hall

This live album, recorded in 2017 at the venerated Toronto concert hall, shows the duo sounding reliable and downright professional. It’s missing the wild utopian energy that characterizes their albums and their best performances.

Speaker Music: Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry

DeForrest Brown Jr.’s most ambitious release yet is a 49-minute suite that brings together fractured, shuddering drum programming with spoken-word poetry, collage, and noise.

Gabor Lázár: Source

The Hungarian producer’s first album for Planet Mu picks up the deconstructive thread of recent left-field electronic music, splitting the difference between academic inquiry and rave hedonism.

Pop Smoke: Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon

The 20-year-old rising star was the voice of Brooklyn drill when he died. On his debut album, executive-produced by 50 Cent, his voice shines through despite a raft of unnecessary features.

Futuro Conjunto: Futuro Conjunto

A speculative-fiction multimedia project imagines the future sounds of South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, using an apocalyptic future to pay tribute to the border region’s resilience.

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