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8 New Albums You Need to Hear This Week
Featuring new albums and mixtapes from MIKE and Wiki, De La Soul, Gabe Nandez, Kiefer, Loraine James, and more.
Struggling to scale the mountain of new albums and songs hitting streamers every week? Unsure of how to even approach? Well, fret not. Each week, Okayplayer combs the release calendar for essential entries and standout sleepers. This week's selections include new projects from De La Soul, MIKE and Wiki, Gabe 'Nandez, Kiefer, Loraine James, Fielded, Samantha Urbani, and Beńet.
Scroll through the new albums you need to hear this week below and subscribe to Okayplayer's newsletter to have our picks delivered directly to your inbox.
MIKE, Wiki, and The Alchemist - Faith is a Rock
Cover of MIKE, Wiki, and The Alchemist's new album, Faith is a Rock.
Source: ALC Records
MIKE and Wiki plume out over a spacious Alchemist-produced suite on their new collaborative album, Faith is a Rock, which is out today via ALC Records.
Gabe 'Nandez - H. T. III
Cover of the new Gabe 'Nandez album, H.T. III
Source: P.O.W. Recordings
Gabe 'Nandez jots down some psychedelic gospels on H.T. III, his second album of the year, which arrives today via P.O.W. Recordings, featuring Ze Nkoma Mpaga Ni Ngoko and Chester Watson.
Samantha Urbani - Showing Up
Cover of the new Samantha Urbani album, Showing Up.
Source: Lucky Number Music
Samantha Urbani issues a dance floor siren on her paisley and purple-doused debut album, Showing Up, which is out today via Lucky Number Music, featuring Sasha Desree and Rexy.
Benét - Can I Go Again?
Cover of the new Benét album, Can I Go Again?
Source: Bayonet Records
Benét blends acoustic riffs, subtly swung MPC programs, and lushly-layered harmonies with the best of them on their debut album, Can I Go Again?.
Kiefer - It's OK, B U
Cover of the new Kiefer album, It's OK, B U.
Source: Stones Throw Records
Kiefer finds himself again and again on his towering, at times, tranquil, new album, It's OK, B U, which is out today via Stones Throw, featuring Luke Titus, Pera Krstajic, and Ryan James Carr.
Fielded - Plus One
Cover of the new Fielded album, Plus One.
Source: Backwoodz Studioz
An already brawny Backwoodz Studioz roster continues to bulk up on Plus One, a sweetly-warped and soulful new album from Fielded.
De La Soul - Buhloone Mindstate (30th Anniversary Edition)
Cover of the 30th anniversary edition of De La Soul's Buhloone Mindstate.
Source: A.O.I. and Chrysalis Records
De La Soul toasts thirty years of their sophomore album, Buhloone Mindstate, with a 30th-anniversary edition, expanded by a trio of previously unreleased cuts from the archive.
Loraine James - Gentle Confrontation
Cover of the new Loraine James album, Gentle Confrontation.
Loraine James remains categorically undefinable on her glitched out and gorgeous new album, Gentle Confrontation, which is out today via Hyperdub, featuring keiyaA, Contour, George Riley, and more.
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