Trying to keep up with this week’s best and most exciting new music? Every Friday, we collect the best new albums available on streaming services on one page. This week, check out Popcaan's Great Is He, Fucked Up's One Day, Lil Yachty's Let's Start Here, and more.
Popcaan, Great Is He
One of Jamaican dancehall's biggest crossover stars, Popcaan shares his fifth studio album and second for Drake's label OVO Sound. Great Is He follows the acclaimed 2020 project FIXTAPE, No. 10 on our end-of-year albums list, and contains the singles "We Caa Done" featuring Drake, "Set It," "Next To Me," and "Skeleton Cartier."
Fucked Up, One Day
The long-running Canadian hardcore group's sixth album is their shortest yet, coming in at a relatively terse 40 minutes, but it doesn't lack for detail or energy. Vocalist Damian Abraham and guitarist Mike Haliechuk discussed the project's most recent single "Cicada" on this week's episode of The FADER Interview.
Samia continues to distinguish herself in the crowded field of pop-leaning indie rock singer-songwriters with her sophomore project Honey, out today. Announced in August, Honey contains "Kill Her Freak Out," a Best Rock Song of the month last year, as well as "Pink Balloons" and "Sea Lions."
SG Lewis, AudioLust & HigherLove
English electronic artist SG Lewis wrote his new album during the pandemic, enlisting collaborators like Channel Tres, Charlotte Day Wilson, Ty Dolla $ign, and Tove Lo to explore the theme of love and its competing appearances, represented here in a double album format. “AudioLust is the darker, lusty, infatuated, short-lived, and ego-driven version of love," he says in a press statement. "The second half represents a much deeper, actualized, and fulfilled version of love.
Jonah Yano, Portrait Of A Dog
Various Artists, RIFT Two
Swedish label YEAR0001 enlists signed artists and friends for its second charity compilation benefitting Ingen människa är illegal, an organization helping refugees and undocumented immigrants in Sweden obtain permanent residence. Ecco2k, Thaiboy Digital, Clip, Malibu, Mechatok, Merely, and more contribute songs to the collection.
Angel Electronics, ULTRA PARADISE
Fatboi Sharif & Roper Williams, Planet Unfaithful
Popstar Benny, University
Wolf Eyes, Difficult Messages
Everyone’s favorite psycho-jazz luminaries are back with a compilation of rare collaborations. Collected from private-press 45s, Wolf Eyes latest features joint tracks with Alex Moskos (Drainolith), Gretchen Gonzales, Aaron Dilloway (formerly a member of Wolf Eyes himself), and Pulitzer Prize-winning Diné-American composer Raven Chacon.
ORA77K, C0DE$W1TCH 2: Night Owls Only
ORA77K explodes out of the chute with their second C0DE$W1TCH album, a showcase of the Hawthorne, California artist’s talent for pushing hip-hop to its extremes. Out on A2B2 Records, the bold imprint of Death Grips’ Andy Morin, the project is an obliterating thrill ride co-produced by Morin himself.