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Evol by Future (Epic)

Future is full of surprises; shortly after releasing his unexpected mixtape, Purple Reign, he released his new album Evol on Feb. 6—and yes, that is meant to be love backwards. Future has often produced tracks that do not miss a single beat, along with a

Mind of Mine by ZAYN (RCA)

Almost exactly one year after his departure from One Direction, former member of the group, ZAYN, has released his latest on March 27 titled Mind Of Mine, a solo album of pure fuckboy manifestation. With Mind Of Mine’s tendency toward heavy pop beats, sappy-yet-vulgar sexualized

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Disguise the Limit by Nyck Caution (Cinematic Music Group)

Nyck Caution is Brooklyn’s own artist originally creating his first pieces of music with the group PRO ERA. His sound has evolved over the years from boombap beats to more modernized instrumentals. His debut album Disguise The Limit, released Feb. 29, contains 14 tracks with

No One Deserves Happiness by The Body (Thrill Jockey)

Seventeen years and four studio albums later, sludge-metal band The Body spits out another morbid, hope-killing record, No One Deserves Happiness, released on March 18. The title sounds exactly like the album does: terrible. But lead vocalist Chip King and drummer Lee Buford wanted the

Untitled Unmastered by Kendrick Lamar (Interscope)

Coming fresh off his “Best Rap Album” win in the 56th Grammy Awards for To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar’s March 4 release of Untitled Unmastered, a collection of contemporaneous demos, could seem like a cynical cash grab. However, while it may not quite stand

Emily’s D+Evolution by Esperanza Spalding (In The Red Records)

Upon hearing Esperanza Spalding’s numerous accolades as a self-taught bassist, cellist, and composer, it is easy to be intimidated by her success. In her new album, released March 4, Emily’s D+Evolution, Spalding channels her alter-ego, as it were, named Emily, in yet another outstanding feat.

We Can Do Anything by Violent Femmes ([PIAS])

Sixteen years after their last album release, and 33 years after their first, enormously popular self-titled album, the Violent Femmes return with We Can Do Anything, released March 4. The Femmes’ latest release encompases old sounds with a more docile, aged creativity. When listening to

iii by Miike Snow (Downtown/Atlantic)

For Miike Snow fans, the long awaited follow-up album to Happy To You finally arrived on March 4, with his junior album, iii. The album is sprinkled with emotions of jealousy and love, similar to his last two albums, but with a more evolved sound.

Full Circle by Loretta Lynn (Legacy)

Loretta Lynn’s newest album Full Circle, released March 4, starts with grainy audio as Lynn describes the first song she ever wrote. “It was ‘Whispering Sea,’ I think,” says Lynn, explaining that the inspiration came from a simple need to put a full-length album together.

George Fest by George Harrison (HOT/VAGRANT)

George Fest, released Feb. 26, is a collection of 26 live performances during a George Harrison tribute concert and fundraiser from 2014. A diverse gathering of artists including Norah Jones, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Brian Wilson, and The Flaming Lips interpreted Harrison’s songs from both his