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 September here.
The Carter V has infamously begun to feel like the album that, for one reason or another, would just never actually come out. There would always be some delay, some hold-up, some reason why Lil Wayne fans would have to keep waiting. There’s no more waiting now: Tha Carter V is finally here.
It’s also a cathartic week for Tom Petty fans, who get to hear a bunch of unreleased songs from the legend on an expansive new collection. Meanwhile, Logic is back with a fresh new album, and there’s a variety of different sounds for indieheads to get excited about, courtesy of Marissa Nadler, Justus Proffit and Jay Som, 79.5, and Restorations.
Lil Wayne — Tha Carter V
Tha Carter V has become the modern hip-hop answer to Chinese Democracy in recent years, but now it’s finally out. It comes just a day before Kanye West’s Yandhi, and while that record is a big deal, ‘Ye is confident that Tha Carter V, as anticipated as its been for years now, will outperform it.
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