The Weeknd, The Highlights
From an anonymous Toronto-based artist to the stage at this year's Super Bowl, The Weeknd has come a long way. The Highlights assembles some of Abel Tesfaye's biggest songs from across his career. Just don't call it a greatest hits album — seriously, the press release announcing this collection specifically rejects the label.
Pooh Shiesty, Shiesty Season
One of 2020's breakout rap stars, Pooh Shiesty looks to keep his hot streak going with his debut project Shiesty Season. Across songs like "Back In Blood" featuring Lil Durk, "Guard Up," and "Neighbours" with BIG30, Shiesty displays a slouched flow hinting at an effortlessness to his skills.
Hayley Williams, FLOWERS for VASES / descansos
The Paramore frontwoman wrote and recorded her new surprise album entirely by herself at home, less than a year after releasing her debut solo album Petals For Armor, which clocked in at No.12 on our end of the year albums list. FLOWERS was preceded by one single "My Limb," which Williams leaked on purpose to one lucky fan.
The Weather Station, Ignorance
The fifth album from the acclaimed Canadian folk act The Weather Station, released four years after 2017's Ignorance, has hinted at a poppier direction with the preceding singles "Parking Lot," "Atlantic," and "Tried To Tell You." Even if you're already familiar with Tamara Lindeman's previous catalog, it's not hard to get lost in these new compositions.