Ariana Grande and Mogwai lead a stellar week in new music

Ariana Grande illustrates once again that she is an unparalleled pop chameleon on Sweetener, while KIN splits the difference between late-period Mogwai and the band’s previous film work, and Midori Takada & Lafawndah pair up for the tightly conceived and elegantly performed Le Renard Bleu. Plus Interpol, The Lemon…

Cowboys, queens, and marauders: The 31 most-anticipated albums of August

The last weeks of summer may be fast approaching, but at least they’ll have a stellar soundtrack. In addition to Nicki Minaj’s overdue Queen, August brings new releases from Interpol, Blood Orange, Mitski, YG, Steve Hauschildt, Animal Collective, Wild Nothing, and many more. These are the 31 new albums we’re most…