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10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Sufjan Stevens, Young Jeezy, Chairlift, and Katy B

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Another week brings another crop of ready-to-stream albums, here for your listening pleasure.

1) Sufjan Stevens, Chopped and Scrooged (Christmas Mixtape). “The set redoes Silver and Gold tracks like ‘The Child with the Star on His Head’ and ‘Dream Catcher,’ but adds boom bap beats, chopped vocal snippets and verses from the likes of now-extinct rap outfit Das Racist, Busdriver, Kitty Pryde, the Pro Letarians, and more.” (via Exclaim!)

2) Katy B, Danger EP. “English toaster Wiley drops by to bless the Beyoncé-channeling ‘Got Paid,’ Iggy Azalea and Diplo lend a hand on the stuttering ‘Light as a Feather,’ and Katy goes it alone over the baroque crystalline beats of ‘Danger.'” (via SPIN)

3) Chairlift, Something Demos EP. “While most of the differences are subtle, these older versions sport a little more fuzz, some wilder breakdowns, and enough lyrical adjustments to make this EP an interesting tour.” — SPIN (via SoundCloud)

4) RiFF RaFF and Dame Grease, Hologram Panda. “… stream-of-conscious freestyles, H-Town-influenced heavy-hitters, and club bangers.” (via XXL)

5) Young Jeezy, It’s Tha World. “It’s Tha World is hosted by DJ Drama and boasts features from YG, Birdman, 2 Chainz, Lody & production from Jahlil Beats, Mike Will, DJ Mustard.” (via DatPiff)

6) Bot’Ox, Basement Love EP. “Chances are a song called ‘Basement Love’ would never sound especially wholesome, but Bot’Ox render the idea especially louche on their new single, a creepy-but-tender fusion of witch house, space disco, and Chris Issak-inspired soft rock.” — SPIN (via Spinner)

7) Rachel Zeffira, The Deserters. “[Zeffira’s] breathy vocals exuding vulnerability over blissed-out arrangements, surging krautrock rhythms and sublime pop melodies.” (via the Guardian)

8) Glasses Malone, Glass House. “… a twelve-track offering which includes the morally-dubious but quite listenable single ‘#Rihanna’ and its rather straightforward successor ‘Let It Go’… West Coast veterans Kuruptand E-40 both appear, as do younger Cali natives like Ty$, Kid Ink and Problem.” (via Soul Culture)

9) Steve Aoki, It’s the End of the World EP. “The tracks, featuring artists like My Name is Kay, Dan Sena & Miss. Palmer and Rune RK, deliver an onslaught of spiraling beats, breakdowns, melodies, and a sound that’s as chaotic as it is carefree.” (via PureVolume)

10) Cassie, The Unreleased Classics Trilogy. “… an unofficial, 66-track trilogy of mixtapes cataloging the entire post-2006 output of beloved, under-released R&B singer Cassie.” — Fader (via Cassie Collective Tumblr)