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New Music Friday: The top 8 albums out on Oct. 22

NPR Music's picks for the best albums out today include new ones from the K-pop singer CL, rapper and producer Wale, a new project from Tricky called Lonely Guest, Grouper and more.Featured Albums:1. CL — ALPHAFeatured song: "Chuck"2. Wale — Folarin IIFeatured song: "Name Ring Bells"3. Grouper — ShadeFeatured song: "Pale Interior"4. Helado Negro — Far InFeatured song: "Wake Up Tomorrow"5. angel… → Read More

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New Music Friday: The top 6 albums out on Oct. 15

Atlanta rapper Young Thug's Punk, Coldplay's Music of the Spheres, solo debuts from Finneas, Remi Wolf and more are among NPR Music's picks for the week's best new albums.Featured Albums: 1. Remi Wolf — JunoFeatured Song: "Anthony Kiedes"2. Coldplay — Music of the SpheresFeatured Song: "People of the Pride"3. Young Thug — PunkFeatured Song: "Tick Tock"4. Joy Crookes — SkinSong: "Poison"5.… → Read More

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New Music Friday: The top 10 albums out on Oct. 8

NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include James Blake's Friends That Break Your Heart, new ones from Cimafunk, the underground hip-hop duo Atmosphere, Reba McEntire, and more. Featured Albums:1. James Blake — Friends That Break Your HeartFeatured Songs: "Foot Forward" and "Frozen"2. BadBadNotGood — Talk MemoryFeatured Song: "Beside April"3. Susana Baca — Palabras… → Read More

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New Music Friday: The top 7 albums out on Oct. 1

NPR Music's picks for the best new releases out this week include the long-awaited studio album from Philly rapper Meek Mill, a stunning record from Brandi Carlile, country singer Miko Marks and more.Featured Albums: 1. Meek Mill — Expensive PainFeatured Song: "Blue Notes 2"2. Brandi Carlile — In These Silent DaysFeatured Song: "Broken Horses"3. Ben Marc — Breathe SuiteFeatured Song: "Breathe… → Read More

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Sept. 24

NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include new ones from R&B singer Anthony Hamilton, a Sufjan Stevens collaboration with Angelo De Augustine, country singer Mickey Guyton and more.Featured Albums: 1. Anthony Hamilton — Love is the New BlackFeatured Song: "Love Is The New Black"2. Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine — A Beginner's MindFeatured Song: "Lady Macbeth In Chains"3.… → Read More

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Sept. 17

The debut album from singer and rapper Lil Nas X tops our list of the week's best releases, along with the 25th anniversary of Buena Vista Social Club, new ones from José González, Carly Pearce and more.Featured Albums: 1. Lil Nas X — MonteroFeatured Song: "Dead Right Now"2. Carly Pearce — 29: Written In StoneFeatured Song: "Diamondback"3. Charley Crockett — Music City USAFeatured Song: "Honest… → Read More

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New Music Friday: The Top 11 Albums Out On Sept. 10

It's a packed release day, with new albums from the prince of reggaeton J Balvin, Kendrick Lamar collaborator and rising rapper Baby Keem, Kacey Musgraves, Andrew W.K. and more.Featured Albums: 1. Common — A Beautiful Revolution Pt 2Featured Song: "A Beautiful Chicago Kid"2. Kacey Musgraves — Star-CrossedFeatured Songs: "Cherry Blossom" and "Gracias A La Vida"3. J Balvin — JOSEFeatured Song: "La… → Read More

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On Sept. 3

Our picks for the best new albums out this week come from the British rapper LIttle Simz, jazz pianist Kirk Lightsey, rising reggaeton singer Jhay Cortez, metal veterans Iron Maiden and more.Featured Albums:1. Little Simz — Sometimes I Might Be IntrovertFeatured Songs: "Introvert" and "The Rapper That Came To Tea"2. Jhay Cortez — TimelezzFeatured Song: "Los Bandoleros"3. Kirk Lightsey — I Will… → Read More

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On Aug. 13

Black Thought guests on a new one from the British duo Jungle, The Killers' Pressure Machine documents the hopes and horrors of rural America, Boldy James & The Alchemist team up again and more.Featured Albums:1. Jungle — Loving in StereoFeatured Songs: "Talk About It" and "Romeo"2. The Killers — Pressure MachineFeatured Songs: "Terrible Thing" and "West Hills"3. Boldy James & The Alchemist — Bo… → Read More

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On Aug. 6

NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include new ones from the R&B singer Tinashe, composer Max Richter and the greatest rap duo you've never heard of, Abstract Mindstate. Featured Albums:1. Abstract Mindstate — Dreams Still InspireFeatured Track: "I Feel Good" 2. Max Richter — ExilesFeatured Tracks: "Flowers Of Herself" and "Exiles"3. Laura Stevenson — Laura StevensonFeatured… → Read More

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On July 30

The sophomore full-length from Billie Eilish tops our shortlist of the best new albums out this week, along with a posthumous Prince record, Jack Antonoff's Bleachers, the singer Yola and more.Featured Albums: 1. Billie Eilish — Happier Than Ever Featured Song: "NDA"2. Isaiah Rashad — The House Is BurningFeatured Songs: "True Story" and "HB2U"3. Bleachers — Take the Sadness Out Of Saturday… → Read More

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On July 23

Kanye West's long-awaited (and much-hyped), DONDA tops our list of the best albums out this week, along with new ones from Leon Bridges, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Ledisi and more.Featured Albums:1. Kanye — DONDA2. Leon Bridges — Gold Diggers SoundFeatured Song: "Motorbike"3. Chiiild — Hope For SaleFeatured Song: "Wasting Time"4. Samia — ScoutFeatured Song: "As You Are"5. Christone "Kingfish"… → Read More

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Caleb Landry Jones, "Bogie"

"Bogie," is a dizzying, kaleidoscopic trip with hairpin turns and surreal word-wonders. → Read More

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On July 16

NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include Willow's Lately I Feel Everything, new ones from Clairo and John Mayer, a posthumous release from Alice Coltrane and more.Featured Albums:1. Willow — Lately I Feel EverythingFeatured Songs: "Breakout" and "Xtra"2. Clairo — SlingFeatured Song: "Zinnias"3. Rodrigo Amarante — DramaFeatured Song: "Tao"4. John Mayer — Sob RockFeatured Song:… → Read More

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On July 9

The best albums out this week include a revealing, self-titled release from rapper Vince Staples, Snoh Aalegra's Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies, Half Waif's Mythopoetics and more.Featured Albums: 1. Vince Staples — Vince StaplesFeatured Song: "Are You With That?"2. Attacca Quartet — Real LifeFeatured Songs: "Real Life" and "Drifting Circles"3. Snoh Aalegra — Temporary Highs in the Violet… → Read More

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On July 2

NPR Music's picks for the best albums out now include Chicago rapper G Herbo's 25, the wild euphoria of The Go! Team, singer Laura Mvula's first new music in five years and more.Featured Albums:1. The Go! Team — Get Up Sequences Part OneFeatured Song: "Let The Seasons Work"2. G Herbo — 25Featured Song: "Demands"3. Laura Mvula — Pink NoiseFeatured Song: "Conditional"4. Declaime and Madlib — In… → Read More

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Pom Pom Squad, 'Drunk Voicemail'

A standout track from Mia Berrin's debut album shreds its way through the dizzying uncertainty of young love, dating, parties and heartache, all while still living with one's parents. → Read More

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On June 25

Doja Cat, SAULT and Tyler, The Creator lead a crazy-packed day for new releases, along with Lucy Dacus, Cautious Clay and more. Featured Albums:1. Doja Cat — Planet HerFeatured Song: "Payday (feat. Yung Thug)"2. Tyler, The Creator — Call Me If You Get LostFeatured Song: "Lumberjack"3. SAULT — NINEFeatured Songs: "London Gangs" and "9"4. Hiatus Kaiyote — Mood ValiantFeatured Song: "Chivalry Is… → Read More

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Liz Phair: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Watch Liz Phair perform songs from her new album, Soberish, as well as a classic from Exile In Guyville. → Read More

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The Best New Artists Of 2021 (So Far)

Our favorite new artists of 2021 (so far) include Jay Som and Palehound together as Bachelor, the queer pop celebrations of girl in red, Olivia Rodrigo, the warped rap duo Paris Texas and more.1. Bachelor (Jay Som & Palehound): "Back Of My Hand," from Doomin' Sun 2. girl in red: "Serotonin," from if i could make it go quiet 3. Arlo Parks: "Hurt," from Collapsed in Sunbeams 4. Celeste: "Strange,"… → Read More