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New Music Friday: Oct. 16

Written by on October 16, 2020

All Songs Considered

New Music Friday: Oct. 16

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 and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Black Thought — Streams Of Thought Vol. 3: Cane & Abel
Featured Song: “State Prisoner”
2. Autechre — Sign
Featured Song: “M4 Lema”
3. SPAZA — Uprize!
Featured Song: “Bantu Education”
4. Beabadoobee — Fake It Flowers
Featured Song: “Care”
5. Matt Berninger — Serpentine Prison
Featured Song: “Distant Axis”
6. Open Mike Eagle — Anime, Trauma And Divorce
Featured Song: “Asa’s Bop”
7. Good Sad Happy Bad — Shade
Featured Song: “Blessed”
8. Deep Sea Diver — Impossible Weight
Featured Song: “Impossible Weight”
9. Helena Deland — Someone New
Featured Song: “Dog”
10. Mipso — Mipso
Featured Song: “Big Star”
Bonus Album: Sturgill Simpson — Cuttin’ Grass – Vol. 1: (Butcher Shoppe Sessions)
Featured Song: “I Don’t Mind”

Other notable Oct. 16 releases: Annie — Dark Hearts; Cordovas — Destiny Hotel; Growing Concerns Poetery Collective — Big Dark Bright Futures; Gulfer — Gulfer; Goldmund — The Time It Takes; Homeboy Sandman & Quelle Chris — Don’t Feed the Monster; Jennifer Castle — Monarch Season; James Blake — Before; Kevin Morby — Sundowner; Low Cut Connie — Private Lives; Manu Grace — No Room for Error; Mr. Gnome — The Day You Flew Away… Visit www.npr.org/allsongs for more

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