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Lomelda: Hannah

The stunning, open-hearted new album from indie rock singer-songwriter Hannah Read renders personal crises with a deft and delicate touch. 

Jyoti: Mama, You Can Bet!

The third installment of Georgia Anne Muldrow’s solo jazz project is a powerfully resonant and spiritual record, a call-and-response between herself and a history of Black music. 

Fireboy DML: APOLLO

The rising Nigerian singer is on the vanguard of the hybrid “Afro-life” sound and his latest album is the peak of his vision so far, a melodious, detailed, and effortless album of feel-good pop and R&B.

Nubya Garcia: Source

On her stunning debut, the tenor saxophonist and rising member of the London jazz scene meditates on her humble family heritage, the continuum of jazz history, and the power of collective action in our present moment.

Popcaan: FIXTAPE

The dancehall superstar’s latest mixtape is the best of every facet of his work, from slow-wine ballads to summery head-bangers. It’s a testament to his place at the forefront of the genre.

The Microphones: Microphones in 2020

Phil Elverum resurrects his beloved Microphones alias for a 45-minute song about art-making, self-mythologizing, and the endless search for meaning. 

Dehd: Flower of Devotion

Recording in a studio, the Chicago DIY trio sound newly airy and lush, but no less direct and sincere. Their confidence in their concision is the best part.

Julianna Barwick: Healing Is a Miracle

The vocalist and producer Juliana Barwick’s revelatory new album asks us to picture healing at a moment when the task feels impossible. 

Special Interest: The Passion Of

Mixing art-punk, industrial, and techno, the outstanding New Orleans four-piece emerge with a blistering vision of punk as possibility.

Jessie Ware: What’s Your Pleasure?

On her disco-inspired new album, Ware sounds bolder, looser — and frankly, more fun — than she has in a near-decade.

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