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 and projects from Gorillaz, Model/Actriz, Maxo, Shame, Yeat, Tink, Katrina Krimsky, the Necks, and Sideshow. 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 earns an affiliate commission.)
Gorillaz: Cracker Island [Warner]
Bad Bunny, Thundercat, Stevie Nicks, and Tame Impala all make guest appearances on Cracker Island, the latest LP from Damon Albarn’s long-running animated endeavor, Gorillaz. He sticks to his tenets of pop melodies and hip-hop touches, recruiting Beck and the Pharcyde’s Bootie Brown as returning collaborators. “Cracker Island leans on classic Gorillaz tropes: a handful of attention-grabbing features, a touch of hip-hop, a splash of dub, and great big helpings of Damon Albarn’s big-hearted melodies to bathe the record in misty sunshine,” writes Ben Cardew in his review of the album. Read the rest of Pitchfork’s review of Cracker Island.
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