The rapper GoldLink’s latest studio album, Haram!, is a menacing and, at times, unsettling blend of dystopian hip-hop, with bouts of mania and violence. It can be also some of the most compelling and brilliantly executed tunes of his job. On this week’s application, we give the album a spin and chat about how the DMV rapper’s singular seem has advanced.
We also hear from H.E.R.’s beautiful new comprehensive-length Back again of My Head, a thrilling soundtrack penned for a well known comic book series, Darkish Evenings: Demise Metallic, a debut album from trans punk Cher Strauberry and far more. NPR Music’s Lars Gotrich joins WPNX’s Jewly Hight, NPR Songs contributor Christina Lee, Radio Milwaukee’s Tarik Moody and WXPN’s John Morrison, together with host Robin Hilton, as they share their picks for the most effective albums out on June 18.
- GoldLink — Haram!
Highlighted Songs: “Terrordome” and “Evian”
- A variety of — Dark Nights: Dying Metallic
Showcased Music: “Diana” by Chelsea Wolfe
- H.E.R. — Again of My Mind
Featured Tune: “We Made It”
- Amythyst Kiah — Cautious + Peculiar
Featured Music: “Wild Turkey”
- Donnie — The Coloured Part (20th Anniv.)
Featured Tune: “Lovely Me”
- Ambar Lucid — Get Dropped In The Audio
Showcased Song: “The Door”
- Mykki Blanco — Broken Hearts & Elegance Snooze
Featured Song: “Cost-free Trip”
- Cher Strauberry — Chering Is Caring
Highlighted Track: “Swish And Spit”
Other notable releases for June 18: Angelique Kidjo — Mother Nature Azure Ray — Solution Francis Lung — Wonder Hania Rani — Songs For Movie And Theater Joan Armatrading — Implications.