Look, we posted so many stories about Kendrick Lamar’s absolutely jaw-dropping new album DAMN. this month that I jokingly referred to the site as “Kendroxx” at one point. So no, I’m not going to bother including his incredible opus in this list — it’s designed to get your attention on the albums you might have missed this month. Which is why Father John Misty — another well-covered artist — and his own opus Pure Comedy won’t be on here either. But rest assured, I think both those records are phenomenal and will probably be toward the top of my own personal year end list.
For now, I want to direct your attention to some other great records that came out in April that you may have missed while you were bumping “DNA” or cry-laughing/puzzling over “Total Entertainment Forever.” I’m also not going to write anything more about The Chainsmokers album that I have grown to love. Instead, we’ll have a mix of indie rock, a great f*cking country album, an enormous R&B comeback, some overlooked rap releases, and a couple of folk records all guaranteed to blow your mind. April isn’t just for the heavyweights.