We're still over a month away from the first official day of summer, but the new albums that arrived in April did everything they could to prepare us for the warmer months. Naturally, the majority of the month's notable releases came from California, including Schoolboy Q's long-awaited Crash Talk, 03 Greedo's Still Summer in the Projects, Kevin Abstract's solo project ARIZONA BABY, Anderson .Paak's Ventura, and SOB X RBE's Hit-Boy collab Family Not A Group. And while it didn't come from California, Beyoncé's HOMECOMING live album also helped ease us into the warmer months, as the recordings from her iconic performance at Coachella 2018 arrived on streaming services alongside the unofficial beginning of this year's festival season. Need more options? OK. Khalid, Rico Nasty, and Lizzo also dropped must-listen projects worthy of staying in rotation until next winter. These are the best new albums of April 2019.