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It’s been a long time, but now, the Swedish pop queen has finally returned. Eight years after her previous album, Robyn is back with Honey, her first batch of new music in a long time, and it’s just as sweet as the title suggests. Today also marks something of a return for Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke as well: Suspiria is his first soundtrack album, and it’s also his first solo record since 2014’s Tomorrow Modern Boxes.
Not only that, but boygenius went ahead and dropped their supergroup EP early, meaning Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker, and Phoebe Bridgers are going to be serenading plenty of people through the weekend with standouts like “Me & My Dog.”
There’s a lot going on in hip-hop, too. Ty Dolla Sign and Jeremih dropped their highly anticipated collaborative effort, Tory Lanez just dropped his second album of the year, and Mick Jenkins followed up his much-hyped debut album from 2016. It’s a good week, so find all that and more below.
Robyn — Honey
Just because Robyn has been gone for a while doesn’t mean that she’s no longer the best at what she does. Her new record is filled with the gleaming and emotional pop that has made her an icon, like the thumping title track and the resounding “Missing U.”
Thom Yorke — Suspiria