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9 New Albums You Should Listen to Now: Björk, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and More

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9 New Albums You Should Listen to Now: Björk, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 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 from Björk, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lambchop, Shygirl, Cole Pulice, Oren Ambarchi, Nicholas Craven & Boldy James, Shannen Moser, and Deepchord. 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.)

Björk: Fossora [One Little Independent]

Björk revels in elaborate, clubby beats and bass clarinets on Fossora, her so-called “mushroom album” where she unravels optimism, motherhood, and archetypes of victimhood. The record’s title is a fictional word that Björk translates as “she who digs.” She reflects on the limits of optimism on “Atopos,” while “Ancestress” honors Björk’s late mother, the environmental activist Hildur Rúna Hauksdóttir. Björk also shared the title track and “Ovule” ahead of Fossora’s release. Heba Kadry mastered the record, which also features contributions from Gabber Modus Operandi’s Kasimyn and more. “I started this album very conceptual, like: This is the clarinet album! Then halfway through, I was like, Fuck that,” Björk told Pitchfork earlier this year. Read the rest of Pitchfork’s Cover Story, “Björk: Mother, Daughter, Force of Nature.”

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