3 Albums Out This Week 12/11/2023

3 New Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now: HEALTH, Nicki Minaj, and Car Seat Headrest

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There’s so much good music out in the ether that sometimes it’s difficult to parse through all of it. Every week The Daily Music Report will do the hard work for you and highlight the best releases available on streaming services.

This week we’re highlighting new music from HEALTH, Nicki Minaj, and Car Seat Headrest.

HEALTH – RAT WARS

RAT WARS, the sixth studio album by American noise rock band HEALTH, was released on December 7, 2023, through Loma Vista Recordings. Akin to a sonic grenade, the album melds an array of genres — industrial, electronic, noise, and punk — birthing an audacious and unique sound. Crafted under the guidance of producer Stint (Oliver Tree, Demi Lovato) and mixed by Lars Stalfors (SALEM, The Neighbourhood), this 12-track collection resonates as a sonic manifesto, delving into themes of societal disarray, climate jeopardy, and political division. As the band themselves describe on their Bandcamp page, It’s The Downward Spiral for people with at least two monitors and a vitamin D deficiency.”

Standout Songs: DEMIGODS, HATEFUL (Feat. SIERRA), CRACK METAL, UNLOVED, CHILDREN OF SORROW, ASHAMED, DSM-V

7.5

RAT WARS

Artist Links:

Spotify
Apple Music

Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday 2

Nicki Minaj’s long-awaited fifth studio album, Pink Friday 2, has finally dropped sparking fervor and jubilation among her global fanbase. After a prolonged period of tantalizing teases and anticipatory whispers, this monumental release marks Minaj’s first return since her 2018 album, Queen. Serving as a sequel to her acclaimed 2010 debut, Pink Friday, the album skillfully intertwines Minaj’s signature wit, confident delivery, and diverse musical stylings. Pink Friday 2 embarks on a musical odyssey traversing a vast spectrum, from the hard-hitting hip-hop anthems of ‘Super Freaky Girl’ and ‘Red Ruby Da Sleeze’ to the soulful R&B melodies of ‘Let Me Calm Down’ and the velvety pop undertones of ‘Fallin 4 U.’ Showcasing her collaborative prowess, Minaj enlists a star-studded lineup including Drake, J. Cole, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Wayne, Future, and more.

Standout Songs: Barbie Dangerous, Beep Beep, Needle (feat. Drake), Red Ruby Da Sleeze, Super Freaky Girl, Last Time I Saw You

7.3

Pink Friday 2

Artist Links:

Spotify
Apple Music

Car Seat Headrest – Faces From the Masquerade (Live at Brooklyn Steel)

Faces From The Masquerade, Car Seat Headrest’s highly anticipated live double album, released on December 8, 2023, captures the band’s electrifying energy from their sold-out shows at Brooklyn Steel in March 2022. Maintaining precision amidst the fervor, the band engages the audience throughout, while offering a setlist that spans fan favorites like ‘Beach Life-In-Death,’ ‘Something Soon,’ and ‘Drunk Drivers / Killer Whales,’ alongside hidden gems. The album’s title nods to frontman Will Toledo’s custom gas mask worn during performances, with LED displays, encapsulating both the varied audience and the emotive tapestry explored within their music.

Standout Songs: Fill in the Blank, Bodys, Sober to Death, Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales

6.7

Faces From the Masquerade

Artist Links:

Spotify
Apple Music

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