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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

Bon Iver’s New Album, ‘i,i,’ Is Their Best In A Decade

Clairo’s Gorgeous, Introspective Debut, ‘Immunity,’ Is A Blueprint For Indie-Pop Success

YBN Cordae Knows Exactly Where He’s Going On His Impressive Debut, ‘The Lost Boy’

Chance The Rapper Boldly Swings For The Fences On His Eclectic Debut Album, ‘The Big Day’

Ed Sheeran Already Runs Pop, And Now He’s Sharing The Wealth

No One Can Tell Yuna What To Do On Her Defiant Fourth Album, ‘Rouge’