I’m listening to one new album every day for a year: July/Aug

Yup– I’m writing down every complete album I listen to in the upcoming year. Maybe I’ll do this for the next few years because there’s so much  I need to catch up on. Obviously I listen most to rap and R&B, but I’m trying to increase the range of genres I listen to. In addition, I’ve only been a serious rap listener for a year and a half, so I want to dig into the history to better understand the genre as it stands today.

On the sides, I’ve included album covers of some albums I enjoyed most during July and August. Again, this doesn’t mean I only listened to albums that came out this year, but really anything that I listened to IN FULL for the first time. No skips.

July

5th: The Carters – Everything is Love (2018)

Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (2018)

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Jaden Smith – SYRE (2017)

6th: SOPHIE – Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides (2018)

7th: Future – HNDRXX (2017)

8th: Juice WRLD – Goodbye & Good Riddance (2018)

9th: Jorja Smith – Lost & Found (2018)

Nas – NASIR (2018)

10th: Teyana Taylor – K.T.S.E. (2018)

XXXTENTACION – ? (2018)

11th: Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy (2018)

12th: Saba – CARE FOR ME (2018)

Meek Mill – Legends of the Summer (EP) (2018)

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Harry Styles – Harry Styles (2017)

13th: Ski Mask the Slump God – Beware the Book of Eli (2018)

Rhye – Blood (2018)

14th: Playboi Carti – Die Lit (2018)

15th: ASAP Rocky – Testing (2018)

16th: Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer (2018)

17th: Post Malone – beerbongs & bentleys (2018)

18th: Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes (2018)

19th: SiR – November (2018)

20th: 88rising – Head in the Clouds (2018)

21st: Jaden Smith – SYRE (2017)

Tyler, the Creator – Wolf (2013)

22nd: J.I.D – The Never Story (2017)

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J.I.D – The Never Story (2017)

23rd: Little Brother – The Minstrel Show (2005)

24th: Harry Styles – Harry Styles (2017)

25th: Ice Cube – Death Certificate (1991)

26th: Wale – SHINE (2017)

27th: Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)

28th: 6ix9ine – Day69 (2018)

29th: Denzel Curry – TA1300 (all three acts) (2018)

30th: A Tribe Called Quest – Low End Theory (1991)

31st: Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)

August

1st: J. Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story (2011)

2nd: Charlie Puth – Voicenotes (2018)

3rd: Travis Scott – ASTROWORLD (2018)

Mac Miller – Swimming (2018)

YG – STAY DANGEROUS (2018)

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Kanye West – Yeezus (2013)

4th: Future – BEASTMODE 2 (2018)

5th: Halsey – hopeless fountain kingdom (2017)

6th: MC Lyte – Lyte as a Rock (1988)

7th: Earl Sweatshirt – Doris (2013)

Earl Sweatshirt – I don’t like shit, I don’t go outside (2015)

8th: H.E.R. – I used to know her: the prelude (2018)

9th: Isaiah Rashad – The Sun’s Tirade (2016)

10th: Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)

11th: Travis Scott – Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight (2016)

12th: Joey Bada$$ – 1999 (2012)

13th: Joey Bada$$ – ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ (2017)

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Earl Sweatshirt – Doris (2013)

14th: Kendrick Lamar – Section.80 (2011)

15th: Nicki Minaj – Queen (2018)

16th: Travis Scott – Rodeo (2015)

17th: Denzel Curry – Imperial (2016)

18th: Isaiah Rashad – Cilvia Demo (2014)

19th: ScHoolboy Q – Blank Face LP (2016)

20th: Ariana Grande – Sweetener (2018)

21st: Kanye West – Yeezus (2013)

22nd: Big Sean – I Decided. (2017)

23rd: SZA – Ctrl (2017)

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Isaiah Rashad – The Sun’s Tirade (2017)

24th: Drake – Nothing Was the Same (2013)

25th: Brockhampton – All-American Trash (2016)

26th: Imagine Dragons – Evolve (2017)

27th: J. Cole – Born Sinner (2013)

28th: Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

29th: Ski Mask the Slump God – You will regret (reloaded) (2018)

30th: Miguel – War & Leisure (2017)

31st: Miguel – Wildheart (2015)

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