This Week's New Music

Meek Mill, Wins & Losses The title of Meek Mill’s third album reflects a life notable for its peaks and valleys. But the Philadelphia rapper is a fighter, and you can hear his passion through much of Wins & Losses, whether he’s dropping trap hammers with Rick Ross…

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Coldplay, "Kaleidoscope" EP Very much an extension of 2015’s A Head Full of Dreams, this five-song EP finds Coldplay digging deeper into the hazy, contemplative moods found of its predecessor. The anchor is “Aliens,” a patiently swirling mass of reverb, electronics, and skittering percussion on which Chris Martin, shifting…

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21 Savage, Issa 21 Savage stunned listeners last year with his debut mixtape “Savage Mode,” and his seemingly cold-blooded, plainspoken approach to Southern trap life. The Atlanta rapper has lightened up a bit on Issa, but not much. He claims on “Bank Account” that he “shoots like Reggie Mil,” and…

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Calvin Harris, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 A boundary-breaking blend of EDM, hip-hop and R&B, Calvin Harris’ fifth full-length is further proof that nobody does big and bold better than the Scottish producer. The first thing that stands out is the star-studded cast. On a single album we’…

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Imagine Dragons, Evolve The first thing that grabs you about Imagine Dragons’ third album in five years is the music’s bigger-than-life stature. On the hypnotic single “Believer” post-dubstep bass and hard rock drums pound the eardrums like battering rams, while the chorus comes crashing down as if it were…

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Young Thug, Beautiful Thugger Girls Despite early claims that Young Thug would be the next Lil Wayne, the ATL rapper has consistently upended expectations. Beautiful Thugger Girls may be his most diverse offering to date. “Family Don’t Matter,” recorded with British newcomer Millie Go Lightly, sounds like a demented…

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