The 10 Albums You Need to Hear This July

With most of the blockbuster releases expected in 2016 already on the charts, July was looking a bit bleak for new album releases. But a little scratch beneath the surface reveals some low-key crucial releases from some of music’s biggest (and most embattled) names, as well as a hotly anticipated debut.

This month, we’ve got new LPs from aging pop punks, some long-awaited sequels, sounds of freedom, and hopefully, the return of the Doggfather. But first, let’s jump right into the record we’ve had on repeat for much of our recent waking hours, which just got a “surprise” release just days ahead of it’s official date: