Albums Out Today: Ed Sheeran, Big K.R.I.T., Blood Orange, Banks

    In this segment, we showcase the most notable albums out each week. Here are the albums out on July 12th, 2019:

    Image result for ed sheeran no 6Ed SheeranNo. 6 Collaborations Project: Ed Sheeran’s fourth studio album is a star-studded effort featuring Justin Bieber, Camila Cabello, Travis Scott, Eminem, 50 Cent, Cardi B, Paulo Londra, Young Thug, Bruno Mars, Stormzy, Chance the Rapper, Khalid, and more. The guy-with-an-acoustic-guitar-turned-pop-star uses his star status to bring all these artists together for this much-hyped collaborative project, which includes the singles ‘I Don’t Care, ‘Beautiful People’, ‘Cross Me’, ‘Best Part of Me’, and ‘Blow’.

    Image result for big krit krit iz hereBig K.R.I.T., K.R.I.T. IZ HERE: A sequel to his 2010 mixtape K.R.I.T. WUZ HERE, this is the fourth studio album by Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. It’s the official follow-up to his ambitious and critically acclaimed double album 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time, while early this year he also dropped a compilation bringing together a series of EPs he released in 2018, TDT. K.R.I.T. IZ HERE features guest appearances from Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Saweetie, Rico Love, Yella Beezy and more.

    Image result for blood orange angel's pulse coverBlood Orange, Angel’s Pulse: Announced just earlier this week, Blood Orange is back following his critically acclaimed fourth studio effort, Negro Swan. “Somewhat of an epilogue” to that album, Dev Hynes performed, produced, and mixed the whole mixtape by himself. In a statement, he said he has a habit of creating new material directly after he puts out an album, but that he normally does not release it. “I put as much work and care into it as I do with the albums I’ve released, but for some reason trained myself into not releasing things the rate at which I make them. I’m older now though, and life is unpredictable and terrifying… so here you go mates.”

    Image result for banks iiiBanks, III: Back from a two-year hiatus, Banks returns with her much-anticipated third album, III. The pop star almost titled it Eros, but changed it to convey “beginning, middle, and end” of her life. The album includes the singles ‘Gimme’ and ‘Look What You’re Doing to Me’, which seem to suggest a new kind of musical progression for the artist.

    Other albums out this week: Tycho, Weather; Torche, Admission; Metz, Automat; Elle Varner, Ellevation; Prurient, Garden Of The Mutilated Paratroopers.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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