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Vagabon’s Self-Produced New Album Is Deeply Experimental And Wildly Beautiful

Danny Brown Comes Down To Earth On His Q-Tip-Produced ‘U Know What I’m Sayin’

Angel Olsen Goes Big On Her Stunningly Cinematic New Album, ‘All Mirrors’

Damian Lillard Tells Us Why His Music Deserves Rap Fans’ Attention

Tegan And Sara Discuss Reliving ‘High School’ In Both Their Inspiring New Memoir And Album

Sturgill Simpson Has Made The Groove-Heavy Guitar-Hero Album Of The Year

Brittany Howard Takes A Big Step Beyond Alabama Shakes On The Brilliant ‘Jaime’

Charli XCX’s ‘Charli’ Pushes Past Uncomfortable Feelings Into Pop’s Future

Long Beard Unpacks The Long Wait Behind Her Aching, Dreamy New Album, ‘Means To Me’

Alex Cameron Performs Lyrical Miracles On His Excellent New Album, ‘Miami Memory’

Earthgang Carve Their Own Piece Of Atlanta’s Rap Legacy With The Psychedelic ‘Mirrorland’

Kemba Finds Life After Death On His Powerful New Album, ‘Gilda’

Post Malone’s ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ Is His Most Pop Album Yet

IDK Contemplates Faith On His Adventurous Major Label Debut, ‘Is He Real?’

Lana Del Rey’s ‘Norman F*cking Rockwell’ Is A Sprawling California Masterpiece

Rapsody’s ‘Eve’ Is A Soulful Celebration Of Black Women And Culture

How Sobriety And Desert Seclusion Inspired Jay Som’s Excellent New Album, ‘Anak Ko’

Young Thug’s Colorful Personality Turns ‘So Much Fun’ Into A Vibrant Work Of Art