Label: Universal Republic
Released: February 25

Satellite Flight is an album made for live shows. Or smoking a joint potent enough to make you feel like you're in outer space. This is an angsty, seemingly unfinished piece of work that finds Cudi relying on the emotional, otherworldly themes he's built his fanbase on. For his fans, and for anyone who enjoys seeing him live, it's an interesting look at how dark his life has become, even with his sobriety and separation from G.O.O.D. Music. "Balmain Jeans" is a fan favorite, but it's "Troubled Boy," where Cudi showcases his vocals over a soft guitar riff, that indicates a new direction for the artist. What if he goes full-on acoustic? Sounds like a dream. —Lauren Nostro