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Here are the best albums of the month, from pop blockbusters to indie gems
Each month, the editors and critics at Rolling Stone will compile a list of our favorite new albums. January’s picks include pop blockbusters (Halsey, Kesha, Selena Gomez), hip-hop trailblazers (Lil Wayne, Mac Miller, 070 Shake), indie gems (Torres, Frances Quinlan, Destroyer) and much more. You can find all of our recent album reviews here.