With so much good music coming out this week and not knowing which one to listen to first, listeners are now in full battle mode.
Don’t miss this week’s albums from Taylor Swift, Arctic Monkeys, Dry Cleaning, Armani Caesar, Dawn Richard & Spencer Zahn and Frankie Cosmos.
Check out the six albums you don’t want to miss:
Midnights by Taylor Swift [Republic]
After some woody albums with Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff, the pop superstar has much more to offer. Taylor Swift’s most recent LP tells “the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout [her] life.”
Antonoff comes back aboard to co-produce and co-write the Evermore follow-up.
Midnights features work from Lana Del Ray, Zoe Kravitz, Sam Dew, Sounwave, and Swift’s lover Joe Alwyn (under another name William Bowery).
The Car by Arctic Monkeys [Domino] Albums
Four years after Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, Arctic Monkeys are back for another LP.
The arthouse-comedy ballad “There’s Better Be a Mirrorball” leads the band’s seventh album. It sits between orchestral pop, raucous funk with “I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am,” studio-rat sophistipop, and rousing rock sing-alongs with “Body Paint.”
Additionally, additively witty and cryptic lyrics are on its track.
“The Car is an album of love, longing, and doubt,” said Matthew Strauss, a Pitchfork journalist, in his review. “The obfuscation serves to bolster its core belief that the simplest truths are the hardest ones to discover.”
Stumpwork by Dry Cleaning [4AD]
Dry Cleaning is back. This time the album offers a more somber narrative about everyday events and social commentary on tracks where almost nothing seems to be happening.
This New Long Leg follow-up features the single “No Decent Shoes for Rain.”
The Liz 2 by Armani Caesar [Griselda]
R&B’s Dawn Richard dodges a bit into contemporary classical on her first album with Spencer Zhan, a New York bassist.
This collaborative album establishes these artworks’ grounding in “dance, self-expression, and community, through the lens of New Orleans’s contemporary art scene,” says press materials.
Inner World Peace by Frankie Cosmos [Sub Pop]
This new album “is about wishing for inner peace, and conversely: spiraling,” said spokesperson Greta Kline in press materials.
In addition, Market’s Nate Mendelsohn, Katie Von Schleicher, and Frankie Cosmos co-produced the indie group’s latest album in New York.
“One Year Stand” leads the album. Kline called the song “an encapsulation of the record, in that it’s strange and vast while also being contained and interior.”
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