Columbia RecordsThe job of a pop star like Beyoncé is to push pop music forward. On her latest LP, she both pays tribute to and glosses over decades of queer plight in search of clubby new sounds.
Saâda Bonaire's recently unearthed '90s album is brilliantly absurd and ahead of its time.
Republic RecordsOn what might be the best album yet, The Weeknd dives head-first into '80s synth pop and post-punk for a concept LP about a radio station in purgatory.
FKA twigs' astrology-themed "mixtape" is an exhilarating crowd pleaser, proving that sometimes the best work comes when we don't take ourselves too seriously.
On this heartfelt tribute to motherhood and friendship, Tirzah's vulnerable songwriting speaks volumes in near-whispers.
Fierce yet delicate R&B from a budding icon.
At a pivotal moment in footwork history, DJ Manny injects the genre with a healthy dose of romance and R&B.
Fusing drum & bass with jazz and R&B, this debut mixtape is funny, vulnerable and sensual.
Hip-house and funk mesh together over an entertaining narrative of a seduction gone awry.
Self-releasedMutant pop and club sounds from Portugal's queer underground.