Here's another reason to love Fridays: albums are released on this day. Wow, the start of the weekend AND new music to consume? It's almost too good to be true! However there can be a downside to this - having all of these new albums drop at the same time can be overwhelming. What if you don't have time to sift through all of the junk? What if you miss a good album? Well that won't be possible because we're here to highlight the spin-worthy records that dropped today.
1. Dirty Projectors - Dirty Projectors
Follow Dave Longstreth along on his journey down heartbreak lane after his separation from ex-Projector Amber Coffman. Filled with several clever lines and little nuances in songs like "Little Bubble" and "Up In Hudson," Longstreth dishes out his anger and sadness with electronic glitches and unexpected directions.
2. Thundercat - Drunk
Thundercat is out with a large collection of 23 tracks, several featuring high profile collaborators like Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Pharrell Williams, and more. There are some funny moments, like on "Captain Stupido," when the main lyrics are "I feel weird / Comb your hair, brush your teeth"
and "Jesus take the wheel,"
and there's also some seriously irresistible, groovy moments on songs like "Jethro" and "Friend Zone."
3. Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer
We've been waiting for a debut album from South London grime rapper Stormzy for quite some time and now it is finally out. He starts us off with the first track, "First Things First," "You was fighting with your girl when I was fighting my depression."
It's honest, innovative, and wildly dark.
4. Future - HNDRXX
Did you really think Future was done when he released his self-titled 17-tracker last week? Of course not, because he just dropped another one, HNDRXX.
This album has 17 tracks as well, including two intimate features from Rihanna and The Weeknd.
5. Los Campesinos! - Sick Scenes
This is the first album from Los Campesinos! in four years,
and maybe the break was needed, because they're coming back sounding stronger than ever with energetic tracks like "Sad Suppers" and "Hung Empty." Their DIY sensibilities make for an indie rock dream.