One of the best releases out on Aug. 12 : All Songs Thought-about : NPR

One of the best releases out on Aug. 12 : All Songs Thought-about : NPR

Bella Poarch’s debut EP Dolls is on our shortlist of one of the best releases out on Aug. 12.

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Singer and social media phenom Bella Poarch was born within the Philippines, graduated from highschool at 16, then joined the Navy, the place she spent 4 years wrenching on helicopters and fighter jets. When her army stint ended, she landed in Hawaii and began posting movies on-line, amassing 91 million TikTok followers with clips of her lip synching and playfully posing for the digital camera. So, when she introduced plans for an EP of unique songs, it was simple to assume it might be some type of self-importance challenge. However now that the six-track Dolls is lastly right here, it is clear, as reviewer Christina Lee says on this week’s present, that “Bella Poarch is to not be underestimated.” Dolls is an exciting, wildly infectious, slyly cool assortment of songs which might be each playful and creepy, or, as John Morrison says, there is a knife hiding within the cotton sweet.

This week additionally brings the sensible new collaboration between Black Thought and Hazard Mouse known as Cheat Codes, Hudson Mohawke’s Cry Sugar, the thirtieth anniversary version of Test Your Head from the Beastie Boys and extra. Contributor Christina Lee joins WXPN’s John Morrison, Radio Milwaukee’s Tarik Moody and host Robin Hilton as they share their picks for one of the best new releases out on Aug. 12.

Featured Albums:

  1. Hazard Mouse & Black Thought — Cheat Codes
    Featured Songs: “Strangers,” “Aquamarine”
  2. Bella Poarch — Dolls
    Featured Songs: “Dolls,” “Construct a Bitch”
  3. Hudson Mohawke — Cry Sugar
    Featured Songs: “Rain Shadow,” “Ingle Nook,” “Stump,” “Behold”
  4. Beastie Boys — Test Your Head (Deluxe Version)
    Featured Songs: “Jimmy James,” “Gratitude,” “So What’Cha Need (Butt Bare Model),” “Move the Mic (Pt. 2, Abilities To Pay The Payments)”
  5. NIKI — Nicole
    Featured Songs: “Retaining Tabs,” “Take A Probability With Me,” “Fb Mates”

Lightning Spherical:

  • Andy Bey — Expertise and Judgment
  • Peter Mulvey & SistaSrings — Love is the Solely Factor
  • Sylvan Esso — No Guidelines Sandy
  • Tomu DJ — Half Moon Bay

Different notable releases out on Aug. 12:

  • Boris — Heavy Rocks (2022)
  • Girlpool — Forgiveness
  • Pale Waves — Undesirable
  • Panda Bear & Sonic Increase — Reset
  • Pavement — Slanted and Enchanted (thirtieth Anniversary Version)
  • Rat Tally — My Automotive

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