8 New Albums You Should Listen to Now: Low, Kacey Musgraves, and More

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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 and mixtapes from Low, Kacey Musgraves, Matthew E. White, Amyl and the Sniffers, Tony Seltzer, Sarah Davachi, AZ, and Lawrence English. 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.)

Low: Hey What [Sub Pop]

Low’s new Hey What arrives almost exactly three years after the long-running Minnesota outfit’s previous album Double Negative. Now operating as a duo, Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker returned to work with producer BJ Burton for Hey What. They rolled out a string of singles—“Disappearing,” “More,” and “Days Like These”—with new music videos over the summer. Read Pitchfork’s interview with Sparhawk, “Low Still Don’t Sound Like Anyone Else.”

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Kacey Musgraves: Star-Crossed [Interscope/UMG Nashville]

Kacey Musgraves charted the bubbly highs of intense love with 2018’s Golden Hour, but Star-Crossed spells out the dark clouds and lingering aches that accompany a divorce. Musgraves has described the record as “a modern-day tragedy in three acts,” covering 15 tracks and drawing from new experiences with psilocybin mushrooms. She released the title track and “Justified” ahead of the record’s arrival. The album also has a film counterpart on Paramount+ that features Princess Nokia, Eugene Levy, and more.

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