By Sheldon Pearce.
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 albums from Bob Dylan, Mastodon, Pharmakon, Freddie Gibbs, Goldfrapp, Jamiroquai, Julia Holter, and Wire.
Bob Dylan’s new triple album takes on a slew of American standards. Artists covered by the Nobel Prize winner include Frank Sinatra (“I Could Have Told You”), Charles Strouse and Lee Adams (“Once Upon a Time”), Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler (“Stormy Weather”), Harold Hupfield (“As Time Goes By”), and Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh (“The Best Is Yet to Come”).
Margaret Chardiet’s new Pharmakon album explores “the moments when our mind can come outside of and transcend our bodies.” Contact is structured around the four stages of trance: preparation, onset, climax, and resolution. It’s led by the song “Transmission”—read Pitchfork’s review of the track.
You Only Live 2wice is Freddie Gibbs’ first project since being formally charged with sexual assault in Austria and later acquitted in 2016. The follow-up to 2015’s Shadow of a Doubt includes contributions from Kaytranada, BADBADNOTGOOD, and others. Watch his “Crushed Glass” video.
Jamiroquai’s Automaton is their first new album in seven years, following Rock Dust Light Star. Jay Kay co-produced the record with keyboardist Matt Johnson. Watch the music video for the title track.
Named after a song from her 2012 album Ekstasis, Julia Holter’s new live album was recorded with her band recorded at RAK Studios in London.
After releasing Nocturnal Koreans last year, Wire return with a new album called Silver/Lead. It’s their 15th studio album, and it’s out on the 40th anniversary of the band’s first performance. Read Pitchfork’s “5-10-15-20” interview with Wire’s Colin Newman.
This story originally appeared on Pitchfork.
More from Pitchfork: