5 New Albums You Should Listen to Now: The Weeknd, Burial, and More

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The Weeknd, May 2021 (Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

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 the Weeknd, Burial, Wadada Leo Smith with Henry Kaiser and Alex Varty, Gunna, and Sis. 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.)

The Weeknd: Dawn FM [XO/Republic]

The Weeknd started unrolling the follow-up to 2020’s After Hours with “Take My Breath” last summer, later trading his red suit for an elderly visage. In the days leading up to the record’s release, he revealed a varied ensemble of contributors to the project: Lil Wayne, Quincy Jones, Tyler the Creator, and Jim Carrey. The Weeknd’s frequent collaborator Oneohtrix Point Never also joins him on Dawn FM.

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Burial: Antidawn EP [Hyperdub]

Burial makes a midwinter emergence with Antidawn, a five-song EP announced with a rare new photo last month. The new tracks follow last year’s Shock Power of Love, a collaborative EP with London-based producer Blackdown. Elsewhere in 2021, Burial released “Dolphinz,” the B-side to 2020’s “Chemz.”

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