The 10 Albums You Need to Hear in March

March is a surprisingly slow month for album releases, and after the TIDAL wave of “surprise” releases of some of pop’s biggest albums, maybe that’s a good thing. But there’s still plenty of beautiful music to bask in as the spring thaw eats away at winter’s frost.

For our March preview, we’ve rounded up 10 albums we’re most excited to hear (or have already heard, shhhhh!). There’s a bass goddess, a country legend, Danish synths and Scottish indie legends. There’s a new Direction for a former boy bander, a new collaboration from Iggy Pop, and a young producer trying to Harlem Shake off his viral reputation. Happy listening.