10 New Albums to Stream Now: Rolling Stone Editors' Picks

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10 New Albums to Stream Now: Rolling Stone Editors' Picks

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Kacy Hill, Like a Woman
The debut from this Kanye West protégé stands alone in pop's crowded field: Hill's agile soprano has Ariana Grande's airiness and the unbridled power of the Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan, and her musical aesthetic combines arena-rock bombast, razor-sharp lyrics and 21st-century minimalism in a way that pays little attention to notions of genre. The DJ Mustard-produced title track (which is absent of an opening "Mustard on the beat, ho" because Hill didn't want that phrase to open a song about womanhood) is a slip-slide lament anchored by snaps and the occasional piano plink; "Hard to Love" is a plea for reconciliation cloaked in an open-road anthem. The slow-building piano ballad "Clarity" simultaneously recalls Broadcast's blips, Tori Amos' knife-edge lyrics and the fist-raising vocal prowess that you'd glimpse when things on American Idol turned serious. Maura Johnston
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