5 new albums you should listen to now: Earl Sweatshirt, FKA twigs, Cat Power, and more

With so much great music coming out all the time, it can be hard to figure out what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a preview of major new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums, mixtapes and projects from Earl Sweatshirt, FKA twigs, Cat Power, Grace Cummings and Panoram. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday Bulletin to get our recommendations delivered to your inbox every week. (All versions featured here are independently selected by our editors. However, when you purchase something through our affiliate links, Pitchfork earns an affiliate commission.)

Earl Sweatshirt: Sick! [Tan Cressida/Warner]

It’s been over two years since Earl Sweatshirt released his brief but fantastic project feet of clay. Now the rapper is back with his 10-track release Sick! Earl Sweatshirt was working on a separate project when the pandemic hit, which forced him to switch gears. “A wise man said that art imitates life,” Sweatshirt said in press materials. “People were sick. I leaned into the chaos because it was obvious it was going nowhere. These songs are what was happening when I was going up for the air. Sick! features guest spots from Zelooperz and Armand Hammer, plus production from The Alchemist, Black Noi$e, and more. Earl Sweatshirt released the songs “2010”, “Tabula Rasa” and “Titanic”, ahead of the new album.

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FKA twigs: Caprisongs [Atlantic]

Caprisongs is a new mixtape from FKA twigs, which she calls her “trip back to [herself] through [her] incredible collaborators and friends. These incredible friends include The Weeknd (on “Tears in the Club”), Shygirl (“Papi Bones”), Rema (“Jealousy”), Pa Salieu (“Honda”), and many more. The 17-track mixtape was produced by FKA twigs and El Guincho, who also contributed production, as did Koreless, Mike Dean, Arca, Warren Ellis, Sega Bodega and others.

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