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  • Lou Reed: New York: Deluxe Edition
    A new reissue highlights the ongoing relevance of Lou Reed’s opus about his hometown in the era of AIDS and Reaganism, a protest album unlike any other

  • Khotin: Finds You Well
    On an album blending downtempo beats and ambient textures, many of the strongest moments skew toward the Canadian producer’s softer side, with slight arrangements that meditate on a single mood.

  • Sufjan Stevens: The Ascension
    Exhaustive, dense, and detailed, Sufjan Stevens’ electro-opus is another huge artistic leap that speaks plainly to complicated emotions and attempts to rebuild his sound from the ground up.

  • Sad13: Haunted Painting
    On the second album under her solo alias, the Speedy Ortiz frontwoman uses maximalist electronic pop to explore youth, self-perception, and a reckoning with her past.

  • Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu: Renegade Breakdown
    In self-imposed exile from the international club scene, Marie Davidson teams with two close collaborators for a self-consciously odd collection of Lynchian lounge music and digitized funk.

  • Sarah Hennies: The Reinvention of Romance
    In an engrossing 87-minute piece in which cello and percussion circle each other through passages of sweetness and strife, the American composer explores the daily experience of intimacy.

  • Deradoorian: Find the Sun
    Angel Deradoorian’s second LP is darker, less polished, and openly meditative. Even in its most psychedelic moments, the fuzzy aesthetic gives her music an earthy, grounded feel.

  • Lil Tecca: Virgo World
    On the 18-year-old New York rapper’s debut album, a pocketful of catchy melodies and bubbly rhythms don’t make up for a lack of anything interesting to say.

  • A. G. Cook: Apple
    One month after releasing 7G, the PC Music founder refines his synthesis of futurist pop and experimental electronic music, flirting with cerebral schmaltz and information overload.

  • Ian Wayne: Risking Illness
    The Brooklyn singer-songwriter navigates the aftermath of grief on his gentle new record.

  • Dire Straits: The Studio Albums 1978-1991
    As heard on this 6xLP box set, the UK classic rockers were artier than their reputation suggests, with a subdued sense of adventure that propelled the group throughout its career.

  • Armani Caesar: The Liz Tape
    Griselda’s newest signee alternatingly embraces and cuts against the Buffalo collective’s throwback Mafioso rap.

  • Fleet Foxes: Shore
    On their fourth album, singer-songwriter Robin Pecknold refines and hones the band’s crisp folk-rock sound, crafting another musically adventurous album that is warm and newly full of grace.

  • Neil Young: The Times EP
    The iconic songwriter offers a selection of tunes from across his catalog, performed live in his house and recorded with an iPad. It sounds as starkly homemade as you’d expect.

  • Yellow Days: A Day in a Yellow Beat
    The young English singer and songwriter’s funk-inspired synth pop is appealingly goofy, but too often, he sounds caught in a bland impersonation act of his own making.

  • Fenne Lily: BREACH
    After the heavy-hearted indie folk of her debut, the Bristol singer-songwriter returns with a scruffier, more far-ranging record about developing a self in your twenties.

  • Cults: Host
    Ten years after “Go Outside,” the New York duo find solipsistic charm in revisiting their past, bolstering their classic sound with the tactile verve of live instruments.

  • Bwoy Coyote: BC
    The low-profile Houston producer and singer utilizes elements of contemporary trap music as a jumping-off point for R&B at its most abstract. His blurry portraits offer uncanny clarity.

  • Gus Dapperton: Orca
    The songwriter’s self-produced second LP is an introduction to the psyche beneath the quirky bowl cut. But its self-imposed pop formulas and strained symbolism reveal little.

  • Arca: &&&&&
    A new reissue of Arca’s 25-minute mixtape from 2013 highlights its prophetic, trailblazing qualities. It remains an unfathomably skillful and multi-layered piece of music.

  • Jackson / Baker / Kirshner: So Glossy and So Thin
    This Chicago trio makes the rare free-jazz album that goes down easy, playing with a grace that makes even the farthest-out moments feel accessible.

  • Steve Arrington: Down to the Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions
    On his first proper comeback album, the funk legend displays his unmatched vocal chops over polished, modern production.

  • Beverly Glenn-Copeland: Keyboard Fantasies
    Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we revisit Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s masterwork from 1986, a hermetic and wondrous new age album that contains worlds beyond worlds.

  • Various Artists: Harvest Vol. 1
    The first compilation from electronic Bangkok label More Rice is a solid collection of chugging dancefloor weaponry from South Korea, the Philippines, Thailand and beyond.

  • Rita Indiana: Mandinga Times
    On her first album in a decade, the Dominican iconoclast delivers an explosive comeback full of horror scenes, metal sounds, and post-colonial politics.

  • David Toop: Apparition Paintings
    The veteran British composer, improviser, author, and scholar assembles a dreamlike, mercurial album of sonic collage that doubles as a philosophical treatise on sound and memory.

  • Sarah Davachi: Cantus, Descant
    The minimalist composer-performer’s slow, patient works demand and reward close attention; give them time, and their secrets will rise slowly to the surface.

  • Fly Moon Die Soon
    The Japanese trumpeter’s dense and cosmic sixth album blends jazz with Afrobeat, hip-hop, neo-soul, and funk.

  • Avalon Emerson: DJ-Kicks
    The American DJ, known for her breathtaking, hyperkinetic club anthems, delivers a wide-ranging, shape-shifting set of techno, breakbeats, and leftfield pop.

  • Daniel Romano: How Ill Thy World Is Ordered
    The Ontario musician caps a prolific year with his tenth album of 2020: a rip-roaring rock record that draws on a hodgepodge of styles and sounds, from blustery horns to roadtrip folk-rock.

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