Press play on these excellent albums and lose yourself in the music

Whether you’re after vibey dream pop or 80s-tinged bangers, these new album releases will provide a musical mood for every occasion.

Dawn FM by The Weeknd
On his fifth studio album Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a The Weeknd serves 80s-tinged pop with a hefty smack of something far more fierce than pathos. Compulsive, multi-layered, clever and ultimately his most cohesive release yet, The Weeknd shows he’s far from done exploring the expansive range of his talent.

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Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton
A companion to her upcoming novel of the same name, Dolly Parton’s toe-tapping new album is a celebration of both Parton’s iconic country sound and her prowess as a songwriter who has told hundreds of stories with her music over her multi-decades-long career.

Laurel Hell by Mitski
Dubbed “the most alluring and enigmatic musician in indie rock”, Mitski wields her quintessentially razor-sharp writing and melodic prowess within an album that has both fans and critics enchanted. From emotive ballads to deceptively peppy pop tracks, there’s far more to Laurel Hell than meets the eye.

Once Twice Melody by Beach House
With this new release, dream-pop duo Victoria LeGrand and Alex Scally lean into the lush, hazy arrangements that made them famous, while embracing an even more expansive sound thanks to a live string section. The resulting album is cinematic and immersive, becoming increasingly addictive with every play.

Motomami by Rosalia
With her acclaimed 2018 album El Mal Querer, Spanish musician Rosalía Vila Tobella was credited as bringing the flamenco sound to a new generation. Now a global star, her highly-anticipated third album introduces an even more innovative sound, avant-garde and unconventional. With it, Rosalía solidifies herself as a visionary artist with remarkable musical range.


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