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7 Albums Out Today You Should Listen to Now: Tyler, the Creator, Carly Rae Jepsen, and More

Evan Minsker
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With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums from Tyler, the Creator, Carly Rae Jepsen, the National, slowthai, Megan Thee Stallion, Injury Reserve, and Alex Lahey. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday newsletter to get our recommendations in your inbox every week. (All releases featured here are independently selected by our editors. When you buy something through our affiliate links, however, Pitchfork may earn an affiliate commission.)

Tyler, the Creator: IGOR [Columbia]

Following 2017’s Flower Boy (and his 2018 Grinch EP), Tyler is back with a new album. The 12-song project credits Kanye West, Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti, Al Green, and Cullen Omori (formerly of Smith Westerns) as co-writers on various songs. “Don’t go into this expecting a rap album,” Tyler wrote in a statement. “Don’t go into this expecting any album.”

Read “Everything Tyler, the Creator Has Done Since Flower Boy” on the Pitch.

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Carly Rae Jepsen: Dedicated [Schoolboy/Interscope]

The much-anticipated follow-up to 2015’s E•MO•TION has arrived. Jepsen’s new record includes the previously shared “Party for One,” “Now That I Found You,” “No Drug Like Me,” “Julien,” and “Too Much.”

Read Pitchfork’s 5-10-15-20 interview with Carly Rae Jepsen.

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The National: I Am Easy to Find [4AD]

Not long after the release of 2017’s Sleep Well Beast, the National made a short film with 20th Century Women director Mike Mills called I Am Easy to Find. The accompanying album of the same name has now arrived. It features contributions from Sharon Van Etten, Lisa Hannigan, Mina Tindle, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and others.

Read Pitchfork’s Song-by-Song interview about the new album.

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slowthai: Nothing Great About Britain [True Panther/Method]

Nothing Great About Britain is the debut full-length from Northampton rapper slowthai. It features guest spots from Skepta and Jaykae. Check out Pitchfork’s review of “Doorman,” as well as the Rising feature “Get to Know slowthai, the Most Exciting—and Excitable—New UK Rapper Out Right Now.”

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Megan Thee Stallion: Fever [1501 Certified/300]

Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion’s new project Fever follows last year’s Tina Snow. It features guest verses from Juicy J and Charlotte’s DaBaby. Read about Fever’s “Sex Talk” and check out “The Thrill of Megan Thee Stallion’s Real-Time Rise” on Levels.

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Injury Reserve: Injury Reserve [Loma Vista]

Ritchie With a T, Stepa J. Groggs, and producer Parker Corey comprise the Arizona rap trio Injury Reserve. Read about the group’s Rico Nasty collab “Jawbreaker” on Levels.

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Alex Lahey: The Best of Luck Club [Dead Oceans]

Melbourne, Australia-based singer/songwriter Alex Lahey has dropped the follow-up to her 2017 debut LP I Love You Like a Brother. It features lead single “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself.”

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