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7 new albums you should listen to now: Arcade Fire, Bad Bunny, Sharon Van Etten, and more

With so much great music coming out all the time, it can be hard to figure out what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a preview of major new releases available on streaming services. This week’s bundle includes new albums from Arcade Fire, Bad Bunny, Sharon Van Etten, Ibeyi, Belle and Sebastian, Otoboke Beaver and Maria Chiara Argirò. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday Bulletin to get our recommendations delivered to your inbox every week. (All versions featured here are independently selected by our editors. However, when you purchase something through our affiliate links, Pitchfork earns an affiliate commission.)

Arcade Fire: WE [Columbia]

After revealing new work was in the works on a new Arcade Fire record during the pandemic, the band delivered on their promise with “The Lightning I, II” in March, announcing their sixth album. WE with the bachelor. Arcade Fire also released “Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)” from the album ahead of its release. WE is Arcade Fire’s latest album featuring Will Butler, who announced his departure from the band just two days after the arrival of ‘The Lightning I, II’. Read Sam Sodomsky’s review on WEwhich he describes as “an album that picks up the band’s hallmarks after a decade of battling them”.

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