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11 New Albums You Need To Hear This Week
Including new albums from Daft Punk, Madison McFerrin, Chuck Strangers, Russ, Nico Segal, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, and more.
If it seems like a quiet week for new albums and/or mixtapes, you're just not looking hard enough.
Madison McFerrin delivered her long-awaited debut album, I Hope You Can Forgive Me. Chuck Strangers challenges the conventional runtime of an abbreviated project with his daggering and dynamic The Boys & Girls EP. And Radamiz and Thelonious Martin prove a potent pair on their new tape 2409 West Slauson.
There's also a deluxe edition of Daft Punk's (presumably final,) 2013 album, Random Access Memories, (which is caked with previously unheard bonus material,) and a new joint album from Ru$h and Tha God Fahim. But even that's just half of what you could add to your rotation.
Scroll on for all of the new albums you need to hear this week.
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (10th Anniversary)
Cover of 10th anniversary edition of Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories'Source: Columbia Records
Daft Punk toast 10 years of Random Access Memories with a full disc of previously unreleased demos, sketches, and bonus cuts from the sessions for their presumably final album. It's out today courtesy of Columbia Records and is available as a 3xLP vinyl package via Rough Trade.
Madison McFerrin - I Hope You Can Forgive Me
Cover of the new Madison McFerrin album, 'I Hope You Can Forgive Me.'Source: Artist
After years of tinkering, Madison McFerrin releases her debut studio album, I Hope You Can Forgive Me, which features an increasingly rare on-record appearance from her father, Bobby McFerrin.
Chuck Strangers - The Boys & Girls EP
Cover of the new Chuck Strangers project, 'The Boys & Girls EP' Source: Lex Records
Chuck Strangers reclaims his love for writing and returns reinvigorated on his new The Boys & Girls EP, which is out today via Lex Records, featuring appearances from Navy Blue, Fly Anakin, Pink Siifu, Obii Say, and more.
Radamiz and Thelonious Martin - 2409 West Slauson
Cover of Radamiz and Thelonious Martin's new project '2409 West Slauson' Source: Artist
Radamiz teams with producer Thelonious Martin on 2409 West Slauson, which is out today via Big Enough Home, featuring appearances from Chuck Inglish, Dre Dollasz, and more.
Russ - CHOMP 2.5
Cover of the new Russ EP, 'Chomp 2.5'Source: Artist
Russ assembles a roster of elite beat-makers on his new six-track project, CHOMP 2.5, which is out today featuring production from The Alchemist, 9th Wonder, Havoc, and more.
Nico Segal - Tell The Ghost Welcome Home
Cover of the new Nico Segal album, 'Tell The Ghost Welcome Home' Source: Artist
Following years of sporadic dispatches, The Social Experiment's Nico Segal resurfaces with this first solo album, Tell The Ghost Welcome Home, which is out today featuring appearances from Nnamdi, Jamila Woods, aja monet, Shawnee Dez, and more.
JasonMartin - I Owe Myself
Cover of the new JasonMartin album, 'I Owe Myself' Source: Artist
JasonMartin (the Compton rapper formerly known as Problem) redefines his sound on the confessional and soulful new album, I Owe Myself, which is out today via 50Million, featuring contributions from Terrace Martin, Rei The Imperial, Mrcl, and more.
Chavo - Chavo's World 3
Cover of Chavo's new album, 'Chavo's World 3'Source: SossHouse Records
After letting the series rest for a few years, Chavo reunites Pi'erre Bourne for the third installment of Chavo's World, which is out today via SossHouse Records.
Chinx - Cocaine Riot 7
Cover of the new Chinx album, 'Cocaine Riot 7'Source: Artist
Following last year's revival of the series, Chinx adds another volume of Cocaine Riot to his belt. The project is out today via TRMG Inc., featuring assists from French Montana, Offset, Jim Jones, and more.
YoungBoy Never Broke Again - Richest Opp
Cover of YoungBoy Never Broke Again's new album, 'Richest Opp.'Source: Never Broke Again
YoungBoy Never Broke Again drops off Richest Opp, his third towering album of the year so far. It's out today via his own imprint, Never Broke Again, featuring a lone guest verse from Ten.
Ru$h and Tha God Fahim - Luxury Art
Cover of Ru$h and Tha God Fahim's new project, 'Luxury Art.'Source: Artist
Ru$h and Tha God Fahim cross the streams once more on their latest collaborative tape, Luxury Art, which is out now, featuring multiple appearances from Jay Nice and Big Cheeko.