The 6 New Albums You Must Listen to Immediately

WIRED

His compatriot Rocky might be the marquee name of Harlem's A AP Mob, but with his second official album Darold Ferguson, Jr. has officially become the emotional polestar of the crew. He's still dealing humor and sincerity in equal measure, and things move so quickly---of 15 songs, only one breaks the four-minute mark---that even saggier moments pass before you notice. The guest list is a long one, and it's not coincidental that others feature on the album's standout tracks ("New Level" with Future, "Strive" with Missy Elliott, "Let it Bang" with Schoolboy Q). In fact, Ferg's greatest asset might be his embrace of the ensemble; by refusing to be a standalone entree, he gives makes sure there's more than one side to every story.


Radiohead releases new album 'A Moon Shaped Pool' digitally

U.S. News

Radiohead's ninth studio album "A Moon Shaped Pool" is now available to purchase on iTunes and Amazon and streaming on Tidal and Apple Music. The groundbreaking rock group released two songs, "Burn the Witch" and "Daydreaming," online earlier in the week in a lead-up to the 11-track album's release Sunday. Physical copies of the album can be pre-ordered too, but won't be available until June 17. Radiohead begins a world tour May 20 in The Netherlands. The band will visit New York and Chicago in July and California in August.


Metallica announces first album in 8 years

FOX News

LOS ANGELES – Metallica is preparing to self-destruct -- in a good way! The band announced Thursday it's releasing its first album in eight years, the longest Metallica has ever gone between studio albums. "Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct" will feature 80 minutes of music from the veteran heavy metal group. The album is scheduled for release Nov. 18. Metallica debuted the album's first track, "Hardwired," on 93X (KXXR-FM) in Minneapolis and the accompanying music video on YouTube .



Drake's new album is the first to stream 1 billion times in a week

Engadget

However, this is one record that's worth noting whether or not you care about the Toronto rapper's latest tracks. Billboard has learned that Scorpion is the first album to surpass 1 billion streams worldwide in a single week, regardless of service. That's well past Post Malone, whose Beerbongs & Bentleys managed "just under" 700 million global streams. Drake's US figures alone were reportedly enough to topple his rival at 750 million (Post Malone'only' managed 413.3 million American streams) -- and yes, that's another record. The timing is more than a little convenient.