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8 New Albums You Should Listen to Now: Beyoncé, Florist, and More


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 albums and EPs from Beyoncé, Florist, Sun’s Signature, Amanda Shires, Chat Pile, King Princess, BandGang Lonnie Bands, and Friendship. 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: Renaissance [Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia]

It’s finally here: Beyoncé’s long-awaited new record, Renaissance. Led by the single “Break My Soul,” the 16-song album features contributions from Jay-Z , Skrillex, 070 Shake, The-Dream, Drake, and more. The album also has samples of Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, James Brown, Teena Marie, and others. In a message shared before the album release, Beyoncé thanked “all of the pioneers who originate culture, to all of the fallen angels whose contributions have gone unrecognized for far too long.”

Read Pitchfork’s “5 Takeaways From Beyoncé’s New Album, Renaissance.”

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