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  • Big Thief: Two Hands
    <p>The second landmark album this year from Big Thief is raw, tactile, and essential. The intimate songs zoom in on a band that feels, at this moment, totally invincible.</p>

  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Ghosteen
    <p>Forty years into his career, Nick Cave emerges with one of his most powerful albums yet, an endlessly giving and complex meditation on mortality and our collective grief.</p>

  • Angel Olsen: All Mirrors
    <p>The breathtaking songs of Angel Olsen’s fifth album are fleshed out by a 12-piece string section and deliver grand gestures about romance, authenticity, and being simply at the mercy of how we feel.</p>

  • Brittany Howard: Jaime
    <p>The exceptional solo debut from the Alabama Shakes singer-songwriter is a thrilling opus that pushes the boundaries of voice, sound, and soul to new extremes.</p>

  • Jenny Hval: The Practice of Love
    <p>The Norwegian artist brings her heady, personal text into the world of dance music to create an affecting, transcendental album that lives on the boundary of pop and the avant-garde.</p>

  • (Sandy) Alex G: House of Sugar
    <p>The enigmatic songwriter’s latest album is full of vignettes that shift to reveal and conceal themselves in ways too unpredictable to be easily faked. It might be his best yet.</p>

  • Lana Del Rey: Norman Fucking Rockwell!
    <p>On her elegant and complex fifth album, Lana Del Rey sings exquisitely of freedom and transformation and the wreckage of being alive. It establishes her as one of America’s greatest living songwriters.</p>

  • Young Thug: So Much Fun
    <p>Featuring several of his acolytes, <em>So Much Fun</em> remains a triumphant showcase for the iconoclastic Young Thug and one of his best albums to date.</p>

  • Oso Oso: Basking in the Glow
    <p>The excellent album from the Long Island singer-songwriter Jade Lilitri is sharp and radiant, a massively catchy guitar record about trying to walk the straight and narrow.</p>

  • Bon Iver: i,i
    <p>On his fourth album, Justin Vernon reassembles the familiar Bon Iver elements like a cubist collage, with his voice fearlessly front and center. The result is his most honest and forthright music ever.</p>

  • Burna Boy: African Giant
    <p>The Nigerian singer blends the personal and political into a new benchmark of Afro-fusion music.</p>

  • Florist: Emily Alone
    <p>Emily Sprague’s folk music turns solitude into an evocation of spirits. Her latest album as Florist grapples with change, death, and uncertainty with some of the most arresting songwriting of the year.</p>

  • Maxo Kream: Brandon Banks
    <p>Sordid family history has long been the source of the Houston rapper’s most resonant storytelling. His latest project is such a major leap in craft and style, it becomes a superpower.</p>

  • Purple Mountains: Purple Mountains
    <p>David Berman’s first new music in over a decade is a marvelous collection of heartbreak, grief, and bitterness. His careful writing has never sounded so exacting or direct.</p>

  • Moodymann: Sinner
    <p>The elusive Detroit producer returns after a years-long mysterious absence with a burning, urgent, and immersive new LP.</p>

  • MIKE: Tears of Joy
    <p>The Bronx rapper drags himself back and forth between agony and breakthrough on his latest record, the fullest and most realized album of the 20-year-old’s career.</p>

  • Thom Yorke: ANIMA
    <p>The third solo album from Thom Yorke is the first one that feels complete without his band behind him. It floats through the uneasy space between societal turmoil and internal monologue.</p>

  • black midi: Schlagenheim
    <p>The London guitar band’s debut is twitchy, hair-raising, always on the move. They harken back to a more esoteric era of indie with a magnetic and dazzling style.</p>

  • Mannequin Pussy: Patience
    <p>On their third record, the Philly band has achieved a balance between seething chaos and quietly devastating vulnerability. It’s one of the best punk rock records of the year.</p>

  • Leif: Loom Dream
    <p>A dreamy, bucolic ambient LP, full of lush textures and birdsong, along with a number of other pleasant surprises.</p>

  • Bill Callahan: Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest
    <p>A peerless storyteller gazes deep into domestic life and offers a long, sun-warmed double album that is a highlight of his career.</p>

  • Polo G: Die a Legend
    <p>Polo G blends pop and drill with ease and delivers a standout Chicago street rap debut that is meticulously crafted and honestly told.</p>

  • Denzel Curry: ZUU
    <p>The South Florida rapper puts on for his city and delivers the best, most dynamic, and altogether hardest album of his career.</p>

  • Cate Le Bon: Reward
    <p>On her fifth album, the Welsh musician is at her best. The more elaborate and eccentric her music becomes, the more she sounds like herself.</p>

  • Slowthai: Nothing Great About Britain
    <p>The Bajan-British rapper’s debut tackles the UK’s pressing crises—a looming Brexit, class hostility, widening poverty—with great jokes and writerly candor.</p>

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