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.

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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.

Young Jesus: Welcome to Conceptual Beach

Fusing influences from improv and minimalist composition with its customarily exploratory post-rock, the L.A. band sounds more assured than ever: playful, funky, even willing to flex a bit.

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Fusing influences from improv and minimalist composition with its customarily exploratory post-rock, the L.A. band sounds more assured than ever: playful, funky, even willing to flex a bit.

Bruce Hornsby: Non-Secure Connection

The late-career renaissance of a great American troubadour continues with an eclectic album featuring Jamila Woods, James Mercer, Vernon Reid, and others.

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The late-career renaissance of a great American troubadour continues with an eclectic album featuring Jamila Woods, James Mercer, Vernon Reid, and others.

Mach-Hommy: Mach’s Hard Lemonade

The clandestine and engrossing Newark rapper’s latest is a seamless continuation of a long string of reliable records; it is also one of his strongest yet, engrossing despite its brevity.

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The clandestine and engrossing Newark rapper’s latest is a seamless continuation of a long string of reliable records; it is also one of his strongest yet, engrossing despite its brevity.

UGK: Ridin’ Dirty

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 Pimp C and Bun B’s 1996 masterpiece about a weekend in Houston that became a touchstone for Southern r…

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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 Pimp C and Bun B’s 1996 masterpiece about a weekend in Houston that became a touchstone for Southern rap.

Keisza: Crave

After a car accident derailed her life, the pop singer returns with her second album, compacting emotional and romantic upheaval into tactile electro-pop packed with splashy synths and soaring melodies.

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After a car accident derailed her life, the pop singer returns with her second album, compacting emotional and romantic upheaval into tactile electro-pop packed with splashy synths and soaring melodies.

Sparkle Division: To Feel Embraced

After spending decades creating music out of undiscovered noises, avant-garde composer William Basinski lets his hair down on this joyful, funky release.

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After spending decades creating music out of undiscovered noises, avant-garde composer William Basinski lets his hair down on this joyful, funky release.

Gordon Koang: Unity

The South Sudanese star reflects and celebrates the liminal life of a refugee on his first album recorded in Australia, where he’s lived in asylum from his home country’s civil war since 2014.

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The South Sudanese star reflects and celebrates the liminal life of a refugee on his first album recorded in Australia, where he's lived in asylum from his home country's civil war since 2014.