Jhené Aiko produces a highly personal, deeply-felt meditation on grief and self-discovery in her new album Trip. Seattle rapper Macklemore’s new album Gemini reaches a high in his collaboration with Kesha on “Good Old Days.” Ohio rockers Walk the Moon make a triumphant return with an upbeat, honest new single. Irish crooner Dermot Kennedy finds new levels of intensity and sadness on a many-layered heartbreak track. And Cuban artist Xiomara Laugart contributes her own rich sound to a strong collection of Cuban and American soul tunes.

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