Decades from now, you’ll be sitting with your grandchildren in your intergalactic space-dome, and they’ll ask you, “Grandma/Grandpa, what albums came out on May 27, 2016? Also, what are albums?” And you’ll quietly shudder at the sadness of the second question, but you’ll easily be able to pull up the answers to the first inquiry by referencing this post. You’re welcome.

Band of Skulls By Default
The British rock trio’s follow-up to their 2014 album, Himalayan, is produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters) and features the single “Killer.”


BlueprintVigilante Genesis
Blueprint’s latest EP is produced entirely by longtime collaborator and friend Aesop Rock. It’s a dark concept album that paints a cinematic picture surrounding a murder mystery.


Miles Davis & Robert Glasper Everything’s Beautiful
Jazz pianist Robert Glasper digs through the archives of the legendary Miles Davis and reinterprets some of his greatest work — no doubt inspired by the recent Miles biopic, Miles Ahead. This project also features guest collaborations with Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Bilal, Hiatus Kaiyote, and more.

miles davis everythings beautiful

There’s been plenty of hype around producer Flume’s second album, and it’s not hard to understand why. This is majestic, boundary-pushing EDM enhanced by features from Beck, Little Dragon, Raekwon, and more.

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Fujiya & Miyagi EP 1
The band plays around with the concept of the album release by breaking their new record into three smaller EPs. This is the first installment, and it boasts bubbling synth work and clattering, polyrhythmic percussion.


Gold PandaGood Luck and Do Your Best
The UK producer’s third full-length was inspired by his travels in Japan. The electronic soundscapes here are coupled with field recordings from the cities and environments that he lived in while writing and recording the project.

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Mark KozelekMark Kozelek Sings Favorites
The Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters frontman puts his own spin on some of his favorite songs, including tunes by David Bowie, Modest Mouse, 10CC, Waylon Jennings, and more. Guest vocalists include Mike Patton and Mimi Parker.


Beth Orton Kidsticks
The English “folktronica” artist returns with a collection of songs that finds her looking back at the sound that she helped define, while also moving forward to continue to push the envelope.

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PUPThe Dream Is Over
Toronto band PUP moves past its punk roots to dip its toes further into the world of pop with its second album (no doubt at least partially inspired by the fact that lead singer Stefan Babcock was told by his doctor that his vocal cords had been shredded from night after night of hardcore singing).


ThriceTo Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere
The post-hardcore titans return to prove why they have been a staple of the genre with their latest release on Vagrant Records.