New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On Oct. 4 : All Songs Considered It's a packed release week, with new albums from R&B singer Summer Walker, The Avett Brothers, Angel Olsen, Wilco, Danny Brown and more. Host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Lyndsey McKenna, Rodney Carmichael, Sidney Madden and Stephen Thompson as they share their picks for the week's best new albums.

FEATURED ALBUMS:
1. The Avett Brothers - 'Closer Than Together'
Featured songs: "Locked Up" and "Bleeding White"
2. Angel Olsen - 'All Mirrors'
Featured songs: "What It Is" and "New Love Cassette"
3. Wilco - 'Ode to Joy'
Featured song: "Citizens"
4. Summer Walker - 'Over It'
Featured songs: "Come Thru" and "Fun Girl"
5. Dermot Kennedy - 'Without Fear'
Featured song: "Lost"
6. Danny Brown - 'unknowhatimsayin'
Featured song: "Savage Nomad"
7. San Fermin - 'The Cormorant I'
Featured songs: "Saints" and "Hickman Creek"

OTHER NOTABLE OCT. 04 RELEASES:
City and Colour — A Pill for Loneliness; The Darkness — Easter is Canceled; DIIV — Deceiver; Gatecreeper — Deserted; Lightning Dust — Spectre; Lisa Prank — Perfect Love Song; Nick Cave — Ghosteen; The North Mississippi Allstars — Up and Rolling; The Penguin Café — Handfuls of Night; Robert Glasper — F*** Yo Feelings; Supa Bwe — Jaguar; That Dog. — Old LP.
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The Avett Brothers get political, Angel Olsen takes a huge creative swing, Wilco strips its sound way down and rapper Danny Brown grows up with a little help from Q-Tip. On this week's New Music Friday we dig into those albums, plus a stirring concept record from San Fermin, diary confessions from R&B singer Summer Walker and a stunning full-length debut from Irish singer Dermot Kennedy. Host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Lyndsey McKenna, Rodney Carmichael, Sidney Madden and Stephen Thompson as they share their picks for the week's best new albums.

Featured Albums:

  1. The Avett Brothers — Closer Than Together
    Featured Songs: "Locked Up" and "Bleeding White"
  2. Angel Olsen — All Mirrors
    Featured Songs: "What It Is" and "New Love Cassette"
  3. Wilco — Ode to Joy
    Featured Song: "Citizens"
  4. Summer Walker — Over It
    Featured Songs: "Come Thru" and "Fun Girl"
  5. Dermot Kennedy — Without Fear
    Featured Song: "Lost"
  6. Danny Brown — uknowhatimsayin¿
    Featured Song: "Savage Nomad"
  7. San Fermin — The Cormorant Pt. 1
    Featured Songs: "Saints" and "Hickman Creek"

Other Notable Albums Out On Oct. 4: City and Colour — A Pill for Loneliness; The Darkness — Easter is Canceled; DIIV — Deceiver; Gatecreeper — Deserted; Lightning Dust — Spectre; Lisa Prank — Perfect Love Song; Nick Cave — Ghosteen; The North Mississippi Allstars — Up and Rolling; The Penguin Café — Handfuls of Night; Robert Glasper — F*** Yo Feelings; Supa Bwe — Jaguar; That Dog. — Old LP.


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