Four Breakout Artists to Stream Right Now

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Earl Sweatshirt

Part of the L.A. hip-hop collective Odd Future, Sweatshirt’s brutally honest, bass-heavy, and brilliantly considered “I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside” is one of the best rap albums of the year. Stream this: “Grown Ups”.

Sturgill Simpson

He’s a throwback country crooner who fills his swaggering, Merle Haggard–style twang with big-think lyrics about the cosmos and the meaning of life. Stream this: “Turtles All the Way Down”.


Alabama-born Katie Crutchfield makes raggedly beautiful indie pop. Her new album, “Ivy Tripp”, is a sonic breakthrough sure to be the summer soundtrack of the disaffected youth in your life. Stream this: “Under a Rock”.

The Weeknd

Atmospheric, grooving, and unapologetically sexy—that’s what you get from a breakout R&B Romeo with a bedroom-ready album called “Kiss Land”. Light some candles. Many candles. Stream this: “King of the Fall”.

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