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A Music Playlist to Protest the Age of Trump

  • The first studio release in over 20 years for the jazz group led by Marshall Allen features new arrangements of past Sun Ra songs was recorded in Philadelphia.Label: StrutRelease Date: Oct 30, 2020
  • The 11th full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter was produced by her ex-husband Tucker Martine and features contributions from Karl Blau, Bill Frisell, Jim James, and Matt Ward.Label: Raven Marching Band RecordsRelease Date: Oct 23, 2020
  • The EP from the Toronto pop punk band features songs from the Morbid Stuff recording session, a new song written in 2020 and a cover of Grandaddy’s “A.M. 180.” Label: Rise RecordsRelease Date: Oct 23, 2020
  • The debut full-length release for the Salt Lake City duo of Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman was produced by Tim Pagnotta.Label: Fearless RecordsRelease Date: Oct 23, 2020
  • The second full-length release for the indie rock trio was self-produced except for one Brian Eno-produced track.Label: Sub PopRelease Date: Oct 23, 2020
  • The fourth full-length studio release for the Los Angeles experimental rap trio features guest appearances from Ted Byrnes, Cam, China, Michael Esposito, Ho99o9, Jeff Parker, SICKNESS, and Greg Stuart.Label: Sub PopRelease Date: Oct 23, 2020
  • The posthumous release features covers of songs by such artists as Bad Medicine, Woody Gutherie, Janet Jackson, Gladys Knight, Bob Marley, The Marvelettes, Shuggie Otis, Prince, Kenny Rogers, Dusty Springfield, and Stevie Wonder.Label: DaptoneRelease Date: Oct 23, 2020
  • The 20th full-length studio release for the rock artist was recorded over five days with the E Street Band and producer Ron Aniello.Label: ColumbiaRelease Date: Oct 23, 2020
  • The fourth full-length solo release for the Wilco singer was produced with Tom Schick and features his sons Spencer and Sammy.Label: dBpmRelease Date: Oct 23, 2020
  • The latest full-length release for the singer-songwriter is a covers album and features a guest appearance from Beth Orton.Label: NonesuchRelease Date: Oct 23, 2020
  • NPR Music’s shortlist of the best new albums out on Oct. 23 includes Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You, a new concept record from Gorillaz, the electronic artist known as Actress […]
  • All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including a powerful anthem for racial justice from MILCK, Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” played on a […]
  • NPR Music’s picks for the best new albums out this week include rapper Black Thought’s stunning Streams of Thought Vol. 3, a solo debut from The National’s Matt Berninger, Beabadoobee […]
  • All Songs Considered’s Bob Boilen and NPR Music’s Otis Hart share their favorite songs of the week, including the return of The Antlers, the folk duo Luluc, Tuareg rock artist […]
  • NPR Music’s shortlist of the best new albums out this week includes the soaring synth-pop of Future Islands, the country duo Brothers Osborne, remixed classics from John Lennon and more.Featured […]
  • NPR Music’s Bob Boilen and Marissa Lorusso share songs that call for unity and self-reflection in turbulent times.Featured Tracks:1. Maren Morris: “Better Than We Found It”2. Palberta: “Before I Got […]
  • NPR Music’s picks for the best new albums out on Oct. 2 include the latest from West Coast rapper YG, the K-pop group BLACKPINK, Icelandic singer Jónsi and more.Featured Albums:1. […]
  • We pick our favorite music released in September 2020, featuring Cuban hip-hop artist La Dame Blanche, Masego’s summer wanderlust, Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker and a reimagined mass. • Adrianne Lenker: […]
  • All Songs Considered’s Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks, including a collaboration between Kurt Vile and John Prine, queer country from Shamir, the gorgeous harmonies of Fleet Foxes and […]
  • NPR Music’s picks for the best albums out on Sept. 25 include a long-awaited release from Sufjan Stevens, a searing new work from Public Enemy, the pop singer Joji and […]

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