Madlib, Sound Ancestors
Arlo Parks, Collapsed In Sunbeams
After months of well-deserved hype and some excellent singles, 20-year-old London-based songwriter Arlo Parks is out with her debut album. "My album is a series of vignettes and intimate portraits surrounding my adolescence and the people that shaped it," Parks said in a statement.
Celeste, Not Your Muse
Fancy a dose of earth-shattering soul music? Celeste, a songwriter based in England, has you covered. It may have taken awhile for her debut album to arrive — we started writing about her in 2017 after a Lily Allen endorsement — but her talents have kept her on the industry's radar, landing her BBC's coveted Sound of 2020 last year.
Goat Girl, On All Fours
The London post-punk band's second album is here. If titles like "P.T.S.Tea" and "Jazz (In The Supermarket) don't pique your interest, maybe the band's appearance on our monthly best rock songs list last year will.
Portrayal of Guilt, We Are Always Alone
Fair warning: this project is the black sheep of this week's album roundup. Austin's Portrayal of Guilt are jockeying to be 2020's breakout metal band with their latest project, a combination of black metal brutality and post-hardcore melodicism as searing as hydrochloric acid.