Young Thug & Young Stoner Records, Slime Language 2
The second collection from Young Thug's label Young Stoner Records features many artists beyond its roster. Drake, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Baby, Future, YNW Melly, Rowdy Rebel, and many more hop on tracks from this 23-song collection. If you haven't revisited 2018's great, somewhat underrated Slime Language, consider this your reminder.
Andy Stott, Never The Right Time
No one makes electronic music quite like Andy Stott. It can be danceable yet challenging, experimental yet accessibly sultry, or emotional yet crystallized with a unique cool. Never The Right Time, his seventh full-length project features several vocal performances from Alison Skidmore, Stott's former music teacher.
Sharon Van Etten, epic Ten
Fred again.., Actual Life (April 14 – December 17 2020)
Conway The Machine, La Maquina
Conway's boot is still firmly on the neck of the rap game with La Maquina, the Buffalo rapper's second full-length of the year. His Griselda Records cohorts Benny The Butcher and Westside Gunn both feature, as well as J.I.D. and Ludacris, who appeared on the great single "Scatter Brain."
Nick Hakim & Roy Nathanson, Small Things
Spencer Krug, Fading Graffiti
Can this really be the first eponymous album from Spencer Krug, the Canadian indie rock legend who gave us Wolf Parade, Moonface, and Sunset Rubdown? It seems so. Fading Graffiti is released today on Krug's own label Pronounced Kroog, a label name that could mean absolutely anything.