June 8, 2018 10:49 AM EDT

British artist Jorja Smith has a voice — and now, an album — to listen to on repeat. So does Michael Blume, who mixes soul and alt-pop in unexpected ways. Boy band Why Don’t We make a summer-ready splash with a fresh piece of catchy pop on the aptly named “Hooked,” Swedish pop artist Lykke Li drops her multi-faceted new album so sad so sexy, and Lily Allen also makes a supremely honest return with her first album since 2014’s Sheezus with a rich, layered new collection.

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