9 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 Beyoncé, Roc Marciano, Saya Gray, Kelly Moran, Reyna Tropical, NTS, Arushi Jain, Omar Souleyman, and Vial. 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.)


Beyoncé: Cowboy Carter [Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia]

Beyoncé is back with act two of her promised Renaissance trilogy. Cowboy Carter melds country, folk, blues, and gospel to cast a contemporary eye on pop and R&B’s roots. Outlaw country original Willie Nelson features, and covers of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” and the Beatles’ “Blackbird” support the album’s inquiry into her, and our culture’s, musical ancestry; additional guest spots from Miley Cyrus, Post Malone, and “Buckle Bunny” singer Tanner Adell, meanwhile, help bring the album into the present day.

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Roc Marciano: Marciology [Pimpire/Marci Enterprises]

Roc Marciano Marciology