The Pulse is the Uproxx Music guide to the best new albums, mixtapes, and other music releases that matter this week.
In the lead-up to Pacific Daydream, Weezer’s eleventh studio album, the band has proven that they’re still capable purveyors of sunny and bright alternative rock, with songs like “Weekend Woman” and “Beach Boys.” That album’s out now, as is a surprise new EP from a pop favorite and a slew of anticipated hip-hop releases.
Weezer — Pacific Daydream
The Weezer guys have been around for forever now, but instead of age, they’re gaining wisdom. The group’s new album is filled with pop melodies and catchy rock songs just like the ones you remember, and while Pacific Daydream may not be an essential record, it is a fun one.
Majid Jordan — The Space Between
The OVO duo has proven well enough now that smooth R&B vibes are totally their thing, and for further evidence, stop your search at their sophomore album. “My Imagination,” which features labelmates DVSN, is an icy, melancholic, and upbeat number that shows reminiscing over heartbreak isn’t always the worst thing.
Julien Baker — Turn Out The Lights