6 New Albums You Should Listen to Now: Adele, Ovlov, Ben LaMar Gay, and More


With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums and EPs from Adele, Ovlov, Ben LaMar Gay, Parris, Mandy, Indiana, and Dream Unending. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday newsletter to get our recommendations in your inbox every week. (All releases featured here are independently selected by our editors. When you buy something through our affiliate links, however, Pitchfork earns an affiliate commission.)

Adele: 30 [Columbia]

Six years after her third album 25, Adele announced her return—with a divorce record, no less—at the beginning of October, sharing “Easy On Me” a few days later. She released the tracklist before teasing “Hold On” in a holiday-themed advertisement. She also performed “Hold On,” “I Drink Wine,” and “Love Is a Game” in a concert special.

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Ovlov: Buds [Exploding in Sound]

Love, friendship, and mental health are among the subjects that Ovlov address on Buds. It’s the third album from the Connecticut-based band—brothers Steve, Theo, and Jon Hartlett, plus guitarist Morgan Luzzi—and follows 2018’s Tru. Ovlov shared “Land of Steve-O” from the record ahead of its arrival, as well as “Eat More” and “The Wishing Well.” The Hartletts’ father, Ted, plays a sax solo on the Spirited Away–inspired “Cheer Up, Chihiro!”

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