We’re finally through the looking glass. For the first time in 26 years, no new albums came out on a Tuesday. Instead, the new day is now Friday. Of course, this hasn’t been without controversy, with record stores (yes, they’re still around) complaining that they can’t restock as easily on weekends. But because digital now drives the biggest chunk of the industry, getting on the same global date made sense for everyone.
But enough of the technical stuff. This week has got some great new records from the likes of English newcomers Years & Years, Ghostface Killah, and that highly anticipated tribute to Nina Simone. Here are the albums you need to hear this week.