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4 albums you need to hear this week

With albums from boygenius, Max Jury and DMA's

By Rolling Stone UK

In the age of streaming, it’s never been easier to listen to new music — but with over 60,000 new songs added to Spotify every day, it’s also never been harder to know what to put on. Every week, the team at Rolling Stone UK will run down some of the best new releases that have been added to streaming services.

This week, we’ve highlighted records by Neil Young, Charlie Cunningham, Max Jury, DMAS and boygenius.

boygenius – the record

Supergroup is that trickiest of phrases. For the most part, it reflects what happens when a collective of individually brilliant artists come together to create something that, for the most part, equates to less than the sum of all its parts. Boygenius emphatically bucks that tend. Together, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker have delivered an early contender for one of the year’s best records. Their own musical idiosyncrasies are never compromised, but instead combine for a thrilling and emotional ride through folk, Americana and potent observations on life at large. A stunning effort.

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DMAs – How Many Dreams?

On their fourth album, the Aussie rockers broaden their sonic palette with varying success. Rock’n’roll DNA runs through the album’s veins, with occasional segues into electronic music (‘Get Ravey’) and even Balearic dance on the pulsing title track. A highlight is ‘Forever’, which
is in tune with the highs of The Verve. An admirable step forward.

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Max Jury – Avenues

On his third album, American folk star Max Jury goes on a personal odyssey that allows his influences to shine through.

“Avenues is the album I’ve always wanted to make.” Max explains. “It’s the closest I’ve come to being my true self as an artist, and it re-inspired me to keep pursuing this whole music thing. It’s about self-reflection and discovery, it’s about rebirth, and it’s about not giving up on a dream. But most importantly it’s about being present for the journey,” he says.

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Charlie Cunningham – Frame

On his third album, London singer songwriter Charlie Cunningham leans heavily to subdued guitars and contemplative lyrics to explore one’s sense of self.

“We are the sum of the competing aspects of our personalities—these songs are conversations between mine. Learning to accept, or even embrace the conflicting parts of ourselves is a matter of self-preservation,” he says.

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