New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On Jan. 10 : All Songs Considered Our sprint through the week's best new albums returns with music from the genre-bending artist known as Poppy, Irish singer-songwriter David Keenan, Echosmith, Field Music and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Poppy - I Disagree
Featured Song: "Fill the Crown"
2. Alexandra Savior - The Archer
Featured Song: "Saving Grace"
3. David Keenan - A Beginner's Guide to Bravery
Featured Song: "Unholy Ghost"
4. Georgia - Seeking Thrills
Featured Song: "24 Hours"
5. Echosmith - Lonely Generation
Featured Song: "Lonely Generation"
6. Craven Faults - Erratics and Unconformities
Featured Song: "Slack Sley & Temple"
7. Field Music - Making A New World
Featured Song: "Money is A Memory"

Other notable releases for Jan. 10: Apocalyptica — CELL-O; Beach Slang — The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City; Hawktail — Formations; Josephine — Music is Easy; Mick Jenkins — The Circus; Selena Gomez — Rare
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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On Jan. 10

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The artist known as Poppy. Her latest release, I Disagree, is on our shortlist for the best new albums out on Jan. 10. Jesse Draxler/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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When we first covered Poppy back in 2017, Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon had hard time figuring out who or what the genre-blurring artist actually is. Robot? Artificial intelligence? Or a flesh-and-blood singer making keen observations about life in the Internet age? Regardless, Poppy is back now with her third full-length album called I Disagree, and as you'll hear on this week's show, it's filled with songs that movie quickly and crash so many sonic worlds together, it's almost impossible to keep up. We've also got new music from the Irish singer-songwriter David Keenan, a concept album about the aftermath of World War I by the English band Field Music, ambient and analog synth instrumentals from Craven Faults and more. NPR Music's Cyrena Touros and Stephen Thompson join host Robin Hilton as they share their picks for the best new albums out on Jan. 10.

Featured Albums:

  1. Poppy — I Disagree
    Featured Song: "Fill the Crown"
  2. Alexandra Savior — The Archer
    Featured Song: "Saving Grace"
  3. David Keenan — A Beginner's Guide to Bravery
    Featured Song: "Unholy Ghosts"
  4. Georgia — Seeking Thrills
    Featured Song: "24 Hours"
  5. Echosmith — Lonely Generation
    Featured Song: "Lonely Generation"
  6. Craven Faults — Erratics & Unconformities
    Featured Song: "Slack Sley & Temple"
  7. Field Music — Making A New World
    Featured Song: "Money is A Memory"

Other notable releases for Jan. 10: Apocalyptica — CELL-O; Beach Slang — The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City; Hawktail — Formations; Josephine — Music is Easy; Mick Jenkins — The Circus; Selena Gomez — Rare