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Stream of the Crop: 7 New Albums for Heavy Rotation 12/3

New projects from Childish Gambino, The Rolling Stones, and John Legend make this week's list.

by Noisey Staff
Dec 3 2016, 6:16pm

Childish Gambino can now do whatever he wants. That's a reward for years of hard work, four hours sleep every night, all the things your father told you were the keys to success but you never followed through on because video games are fun. He's not just a young polymath with an eye on rap anymore, he's a soul junkie with a Prince obsession. Awaken, My Love! is a rich, sensual piece of neo-funk, a giant leap forward for a man who now seems incapable of small artistic steps. Listen to it below, along with this week's six other essential albums.

Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!

The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome

John Legend - Darkness and Light

Peter Doherty - Hamburg Demonstrations

Smoke DZA & Pete Rock - Don't Smoke Rock

Telefon Tel Aviv - Farenheit Fair Enough

Damien Jurado & Richard Swift - Other People's Songs Vol. 1

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Rolling Stones
Childish Gambino
peter doherty
Pete Rock
Smoke DZA
donald glover
John Legend
Telefon Tel Aviv
...Awaken, My love!