This is one of those weeks where you might find yourself wishing that you had more than one pair of ears to take in all the new music at once. There are many anticipated albums that have finally emerged today, including album number six from both respected New York rapper Styles P and Portland lo-fi masters The Thermals, the hit full-length from British singer-songwriter Olly Murs, and a Nashville recording from Swedish metal act Ghost B.C..
The New Music Weekly playlist is a careful curation of the very best of this week’s offerings for your listening pleasure. After listening, don’t forget you can also choose to dive into the whole catalog of fresh cuts in the Rdio New Releases section.
Major Lazer - Free The Universe
Diplo’s party-heavy second album under the multi-faceted Major Lazer guise features collaborations with Wyclef Jean, Bruno Mars, Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, Shaggy, and more.
Kid Cudi - Indicud
The rapper slash actor’s third album (and the last for Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label) features guest spots by hip-hop luminaries RZA and Too $hort as well as improbable pals Father John Misty and Michael Bolton.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito (Deluxe)
Karen O and company return for an exceptionally raw fourth album that exposes a darker and moodier side to the band.
Jessie Ware - [Devotion]
This debut from the soulful British pop singer who just crushed it at Coachella has already gone top five in the U.K.
Sean Kingston featuring Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa - “Beat It”
The Jamaican-American singer bounces back from a near-death jet skiing accident in 2011 to deliver a taste of his forthcoming album Back 2 Life.