One the year's most hotly anticipated pop albums is here, so naturally we're kicking f the Must-Hear Music podcast talking Ariana Grande's Sweetener. The crew discusses what is Ari's most thematically cohesive release so far, her knockout visuals for this era and our thoughts on the absence a proper banger on the LP.
Aside from Sweetener, we talk Janet Jackson's insanely catchy return with Daddy Yankee, "Made for Now," the new indie folk supergroup boygenius (Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus), and Mitski's deliciously existential "Me and My Husband" from Be the Cowboy.
Plus: We look at Trevor Powers (formerly Youth Lagoon) and his sonically challenging new project, as well as Death Cab for Cutie's new album standout "Autumn Love."
Listen to the Must-Hear Music podcast below, plus subscribe and rate us on iTunes. This week's crew is Joe Lynch, Lyndsey Havens and Jason Lipshutz.