The Pulse is the Uproxx Music guide to the best new albums, mixtapes, and other music releases that matter this week. Find our complete list of the records coming out in November here.
To be frank, this is one of the most packed weeks in terms of new music in recent memory. It would have been a strong week if even just one of the five strongest records that just dropped was released. Anderson .Paak’s highly anticipated Oxnard has arrived, Smashing Pumpkins have finally released their reunion album, Mumford And Sons are back with a new record, Mariah Carey’s Caution is her first album in a few years, and Damon Albarn’s The Good, The Bad & The Queen finally released their sophomore record eleven years after their debut.
Even beyond the headliners, there are still noteworthy releases: Chvrches have reinterpreted some Love Is Dead songs on a new EP, Sloucher reps Seattle indie rock in a big way on their latest, and Ryley Walker decided to cover an entire lost Dave Matthews Band album. It’s been a big week, so let’s dive in.
Anderson .Paak — Oxnard
Paak is one of the brightest forces in contemporary hip-hop, so it’s not surprising that he got Dr. Dre to produce his new record. Among other highlights, the album is led by an uber-fun Kendrick Lamar collaboration “Tints.”
Smashing Pumpkins — Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun