The leading 5 albums out on March 18 : All Tunes Deemed : NPR

Rosalía’s really predicted MOTOMAMI tops our shortlist of the finest albums out on March 18.

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Two of the year’s most anticipated albums — Rosalía’s MOTOMAMI and Charli XCX’s CRASH — fall right now, and both are bold, defiant pop miracles made up of multitudes. We commence this week’s exhibit by digging into the genre-hopping, head-swirling seems of MOTOMAMI and converse about the techniques Rosalía’s seem and vision have evolved. We’ve also received the posthumous Drone Mass from the late composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, a joint project from the rapper Uncooked Poetic and producer Damu The Fudgemunk, the New Zealand pop group Yumi Zouma and additional. NPR Music’s Reanna Cruz joins Radio Milwaukee’s Tarik Moody and NPR’s Tom Huizenga, together with host Robin Hilton to share their picks for the ideal new albums dropping on March 18.

Showcased Albums:

  1. Rosalía — MOTOMAMI
    Featured tracks: “CUUUUuuuuuute,” “BULERÍAS,” “SAOKO”
  2. Jóhann Jóhannsson — Drone Mass
    Highlighted tracks: “Two is Apocryphal,” “Choose the Evening Air”
  3. Raw Poetic & Damu The Fudgemunk — Laminated Skies
    Showcased Tracks: “Open Streets,” “Chewing Gum”
  4. Charli XCX — CRASH
    Featured Tracks: “Crash,” “Yuck”
  5. Yumi Zouma — Present Tense
    Highlighted Observe: “Astral Projection”

Other noteworthy releases for March 18:

  • Bladee & Ecco2K — Crest
  • Broadcast — Microtronics, Mother is the Milky Way, Maida Vale Sessions
  • Cypress Hill — Back again in Black
  • Mattiel — Georgia Gothic
  • Midlake — For the Sake of Bethel Woods
  • Ruth Slenczynska — My Existence in Audio
  • Sonic Youth — In/Out/In