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Neo-soul, blues, hip-hop, pop and more in this week's bops

King Princess: Pussy is God With equal parts sweetness and swagger, King Princess (aka Mikaela Straus) has crafted an incredibly satisfying and infectious bop with “Pussy is God.” The singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer’s new track is glittery and polished, with plenty of synths and boom-bap percussion, but shies away from becoming overly saccharine or twee. It’s a delightfully catchy, perky pop song celebrating queer love. Earl Sweatshirt: Nowehere2go After plenty of teasing …

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Panda Bear's Sirius XMU Mix, a heartbreaking ballad from Jhené Aiko, '70s vibes by Tame Impala and more in this week's music picks

Lykke Li: Hold On, We’re Going Home (Drake Cover) Leave it to Swedish indie-pop dreamboat Lykke Li to turn Drake’s hit “Hold On, We’re Going Home” into a heartbreaking song that oozes sex and sadness. This unpolished, live version lets the singer’s raw vocals do most of the work over delicate electric guitar—and builds in a dramatic but subtle way. Panda Bear: Sirius XMU Mix …

Panda Bear: Sirius XMU Mix

Across nine studio albums with Animal Collective and five solo albums under the moniker Panda Bear, Noah Lennox has contributed unprecedented dimension and layers to the music world’s cumulative consciousness. After creating a recent Sirius XMU Mix—now released on Soundcloud—Lennox makes clear that his taste in music is equally broad. From the rising choirs of playlist opener “Like a Ship (Without a Sail)” to the …