During times of crisis, we tend to search for things that make us feel safe. For us, that means cocooning and listening to music.
But creating the perfect quarantine playlist when you’re bored and uninspired at home can be complicated. So we curated one for you. From hip-hop’s latest releases to feel good pop songs, these are the 10 albums you need to stream this month.
Jackboy – Jackboy
With appearances from his close friend Kodak Black as well as YFN Lucci and Casanova, Jackboy’s debut album released on April 24 is already a success (the music video for Cleaning Crew reached #3 on YouTube charts). Make sure you keep an eye on him.
Drake – Drake Lane Demo Tapes
Drake released a 14-track collection of unreleased demos. Don’t expect big hits; just enjoy the surprise.
Rina Sawayama – SAWAYAMA
If you miss the Y2K birthday parties you attended back in middle school, this album’s for you.
DaBaby – Blame It On Baby
DaBaby was everywhere in 2019. Having just released his third album in 13 months, it seems like he’s here to stay.
Yaeji – What We Drew
The Korean American singer and producer just released her first mixtape and it’s the perfect balance between experimental pop, old school rap and commercial tech-house.
Moses Boyd – Dark Matter
Dreaming of a beach holiday? Boyd’s fusion of jazz, UK garage and samba will transport you to warmer places.
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
Love, heartbreak and melancholic nostalgia have never sounded so uplifting. Also, if you’re into poppy disco, this one’s for you.
Empress of – I’m Your Empress Of
If you’re in the mood for partying while showering, this should be the soundtrack.
Thundercat – It Is What It Is
Produced by Flying Lotus and with appearances by Steve Lacy and Childish Gambino (to name just a few), Thundercat’s fourth LP is a gem.
Tom Misch / Yussef Dayes – What Kinda Music
A collaboration with drummer Yussef Dayes; Tom Misch’s second album is for sunny, lazy afternoons.