New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On May 3
Our shortlist of the best albums out on May 3 includes Vampire Weekend's first new album in six years, life-affirming "pep talks" from Judah & The Lion, the interdimensional sounds of Big Thief's latest album U.F.O.F., the profound lyricism of Nashville singer-songwriter Caroline Spence, former Civil Wars singer Joy Williams and more. Host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Lars Gotrich and Stephen Thompson as they share their picks for the week's best new albums.
Featured Songs: "Quarter-Life Crisis," "Pictures" and "Family / Best is Yet to Come"
Featured Song: "Who's Gonna Make My Mistakes"
Featured Songs: "UFOF" and "Contact"
Featured Song: "The Bird"
Featured Songs: "This Life" and "Sympathy"
Featured Song: "Canary"
Featured Song: "Brown Baby"
Featured Song: "Indian Paintbrush"
Other notable releases for May 3:Barrie: Happy to Be Here;Empath: Active Listening, Night on Earth;Fury: Failed Entertainment;Jesse Mac Cormack: Now;L7: Scatter the Rats;Lucy Spraggan: Today Was a Good Day;Protomartyr: No Passion All Technique;Tacocat: This Mess is a Place;Tank and the Bangas: Green Balloon.
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