Editors’ Notes BROCKHAMPTON call themselves a boy band, but take that with a grain of salt: With “HEAT,” the L.A. rap collective’s first album of 2017 opens with a grinding beat and the ominous admission, “I hate the way I think/I hate the way it looms.” It’s not all so aggro: “GOLD” is a breezy ode to self-love over a golden hook, while the spacious, springy “BOYS” lets the crew’s rappers show off their range of flows—playful, slinky, menacing, and above all, seductive.

SONG
HEAT
1
4:32
 
GOLD
2
4:26
 
STAR
3
2:41
 
BOYS
4
4:38
 
2PAC
5
1:02
 
SKIT 1
6
0:19
 
FAKE
7
4:35
 
BANK
8
3:15
 
SKIT 2
9
0:15
 
TRIP
10
3:22
 
SWIM
11
3:33
 
BUMP
12
2:38
 
CASH
13
3:15
 
SKIT 3
14
0:39
 
MILK
15
4:55
 
FACE
16
4:19
 
WASTE
17
2:34
 

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