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 Taylor Swift, Idles, Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead, Rosie Lowe & Duval Timothy, Irreversible Entanglements, Makthaverskan, Haviah Mighty, and Dltzk. 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.)
Taylor Swift: Red (Taylor’s Version) [Republic]
In 2019, Taylor Swift announced that she would re-record her first six albums—from her 2006 self-titled debut through 2017’s Reputation—in order to regain control of her masters. The latest installment of the Taylor’s Version rollout is her new release of Red. The new version of the 2012 album features collaborations with Phoebe Bridgers, Chris Stapleton, and Ed Sheeran, as well as a 10-minute edition of “All Too Well.” Additional Red (Taylor’s Version) contributors include Aaron Dessner, violinist and London Contemporary Orchestra leader Galya Bisengalieva, Jack Antonoff, James Krivchenia of Big Thief, and Josh Kaufman.
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Idles: Crawler [Partisan]
Crawler is the fourth album from UK rock band Idles. The 14-track follow-up to last year’s Ultra Mono was recorded at Real World Studios in Bath, England during the pandemic, and was co-produced by Kenny Beats and Idles guitarist Mark Bowen. Back in September, Idles dropped Crawler’s lead single “The Beachland Ballroom,” which was inspired by the Ohio concert venue of the same name.
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Jonny Greenwood: Spencer (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Mercury KX]
Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead composed the score for Pablo Larraín’s new Princess Diana biopic Spencer, which stars Kristen Stewart as the titular royal. Greenwood compiled a baroque-style orchestra for the original soundtrack, which features an abundance of harpsichord, kettle drum, trumpet, and pipe organ. He also enlisted a number of free jazz artists to breathe new life into the more traditional baroque instruments.
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Rosie Lowe / Duval Timothy: Son [Carrying Colour]
Son is a new album from Rosie Lowe and Duval Timothy, inspired by the artists’ shared love of choral music. The LP was recorded in London and Freetown between 2019 and 2021, and features contributions from Valentine Coker, Tom Herbert, Chino Greene, Daniel Koroma, and Kandeh Bangura. Read more about Duval Timothy in “Pitchfork’s 25 Next List: The Artists Shaping Where Music Will Go From Here.”
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Irreversible Entanglements: Open the Gates [International Anthem/Don Giovanni]
Irreversible Entanglements is an experimental jazz collective that includes Camae Ayewa (aka Moor Mother), saxophonist Keir Neuringer, trumpeter Aquiles Navarro, double bassist Luke Stewart, and drummer Tcheser Holmes. Their latest offering Open the Gates was self-produced and recorded at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia in early 2021. The seven-track record follows 2020’s Who Sent You? and 2017’s Irreversible Entanglements.
Makthaverskan: För Allting [Run for Cover]
För Allting is the fourth album from Swedish band Makthaverskan. The Gothenburg-based group created the new LP in collaboration with producer Hannes Ferm of Holy and released lead single “This Time” back in September. För Allting follows the band’s 2017 full-length III.
Haviah Mighty: Stock Exchange [Mighty Gang Inc.]
Not too long after her Polaris win for 2019’s 13th Floor, Canadian rapper Haviah Mighty is back with a new mixtape. Stock Exchange is inspired byt “the general public’s perception of an entity’s value, and ultimately how that influences the moves that we make as individuals,” as the artist put it in press materials. The project includes recent single “Protest,” featuring London grime artist Yizzy.
Dltzk: Frailty [Dead Air]
Frailty is the debut LP from prolific 18-year-old producer Dltzk, who has been releasing dozens of homespun tracks on SoundCloud for the past year. The new 13-song album follows their Teen Week EP from early 2021.