7 Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now

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 projects from Sprints; Khadija Al Hanafi; Pile; Luis R Conriquez; Ñengo Flow; Park Jiha, Oliver Coates & Agnes Obel; and Johnny Cinco. 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.)

Sprints: Letter to Self [City Slang]

Sprints thrash through garage-punk riffs and mantras of social dread on their debut album, Letter to Self. Led by Karla Chubb and working with Gilla Band’s Daniel Fox, the Dublin four-piece draws inspiration from Savages, Bauhaus, and LCD Soundsystem, degrading nervous hooks with distortion and sludge but never losing sight of the dancefloor.

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Khadija Al Hanafi: Slime Patrol 2 [Fada]

Khadija Al Hanafi Slime Patrol 2