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The 8 albums you should stream right now

New projects from Mulatto, Vic Mensa, Nubya Garcia, and more.

August 21, 2020
The 8 albums you should stream right now (L) by Adama Jalloh (M) by Nolis Anderson (R) by Raphael The Cam Killa Simien  
Mulatto, Queen of Da Souf
The 8 albums you should stream right now

The Atlanta-based rapper broke out in 2019 with "Bitch from Da Souf," a hooky introduction to Mulatto's compelling flexing. After the 2019 EP Hit The Latto and a cameo in the "WAP" video, Mulatto returns with her latest full-length. The "Bitch from Da Souf" remix featuring Saweetie and Trina appears here, as well as "He Say She Say" and her Gucci Mane collab "Muwop."

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Vic Mensa, V Tape
The 8 albums you should stream right now

The surprise project from Chicago's Vic Mensa marks a return to rap after some dalliances with punk rock in a group called 93Punx. SAINt JHN, BJ the Chicago Kid, Snoh Aalegra, and more feature on the new tape.

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Nubya Garcia, Source
The 8 albums you should stream right now

The hotly-tipped British jazz musician shares her first full-length album. "The album’s about what feeds us," Garcia told The New York Times, "what feeds you, what feeds me, what feeds our joy, what feeds our turmoil. All of it, our inner feelings.”

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Bully, SUGAREGG
The 8 albums you should stream right now

The third project from Alicia Bognanno's rock project arrives after her work on the soundtrack for the 2019 film Her Smell. The lead singles from SUGAREGG have pulled from Dinsaur Jr., Hole, and Fugazi; Bognanno conducts her songs with range, moving between tart, sweetness ("Every Tradition") and beseeching, melodic sneer ("Where To Start").

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Troye Sivan, In A Dream EP
The 8 albums you should stream right now

Troye Sivan remains perpetually on the edge of becoming a pop superstar despite acclaimed projects (2015's Blue Neighbourhood and 2018's Bloom) and collaborations with superstars like Ariana Grande ("Dance To This"). On his new six-track EP In A Dream, Sivan continues to refuse to chase trends and make exciting electro-pop that's bespoke and intimate yet stadium-sized.

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No Joy, Motherhood
The 8 albums you should stream right now

Montreal's No Joy refuse to stick to the shallow end of shoegaze revivalism on their fourth album. Death metal, 90s house-pop, and darkwave are just some of the genres in Jasamine White-Gluz's palette, and she knows how to make them match.

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Bright Eyes, Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was
The 8 albums you should stream right now

Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was is the first new album in nine years from beloved indie act Bright Eyes. In a revealing profile with The FADER, frontman Conor Oberst said he decided to return to the act after a traumatizing few years. “It felt like it was time to go back to home base, go back to where you feel the safest and the most supported."

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Dark0, ZERO2
The 8 albums you should stream right now

Back in July, YEAR0001 shared RIFT One, a trance-heavy charity compilation of the Swedish label's talents. The project's fourth track was co-written by Dark0, and today the London producer shares his debut mixtape. ZERO2 is a keen intersection of the underground, the sound of the grime basement and the illegal industrial rave colliding. RIYL Araabmuzik's Electronic Dream.

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The 8 albums you should stream right now