Burna Boy, Love, Damini
After a brief delay, Burna Boy shares his sixth studio album. Love, Damini arrives four years after the Nigerian pop star broke out with 2018's Outside – the record was followed by the Grammy-nominated African Giant in 2019 and 2020's Twice As Tall, which won the Grammy for Best Global Music Album. Love, Damini's lead single was the gorgeous "Last Last," a song that sampled Toni Braxton's "He Wasn't Man Enough."
Brent Faiyaz, Wasteland
Viagra Boys, Cave World
On their third studio album, Stockholm-based punk act Viagra Boys aren't avoiding the pessimism of the times. "People look down at apes as primitive life forms," frontman Sebastion Murphy said of the album's theme in a press release, "but we're just this horrible, lazy society killing each other and starting wars, while they’re able to love and feel. Does that make them the true ape or us?" Damn. Cave World was announced with the single "Ain't No Thief."
Party Dozen, The Real Work
Kid Cudi, The Boy Who Flew To The Moon Vol. 1
Kid Cudi's first greatest hits collection diligently picks from each of the influential rapper and producer's full-lengths, even his more divisive projects. Later this year, Cudi will share a brand new album Entergalactic, a companion album for his upcoming animated Netflix series. You'll be able to stream his debut mixtape A Kid Named Cudi next Friday (July 15).