Stream The Week's Best Albums: Laura Marling, The Strokes, Hamilton Leithauser : All Songs Considered Our weekly rundown of the best new albums out now includes the latest from Laura Marling, The Strokes' best new release in years, Hamilton Leithauser and more.

Featured Albums:
1. The Strokes — The New Abnormal
Featured Song: "The Adults Are Talking"
2. Laura Marling — Song For Our Daughter
Featured Song: "Only the Strong"
3. Pokey LaFarge — Rock Bottom Rhapsody
Featured Song: "End of My Rope"
4. Midwife — Forever
Featured Songs: "S.W.I.M." and "C.R.F.W."
5. Hamilton Leithauser — The Loves of Your Life
Featured Song: "The Garbage Men"
6. Active Child — In Another Life
Featured Song: "Weightless"
7. Watkins Family Hour — Brother Sister
Featured Song: "Keep It Clean"
8. STRFKR — Future Past Life
Featured Song: "Dear Stranger"

Other notable releases for April 10: ADULT. — Perception is/as/of Deception; The Dream Syndicate — The Universe Inside; Eliza Gilkyson — 2020; Joe Satriani — Shapeshifting; John Anderson — Years; Local H — Lifers; Maddie & Tae — The Way It Feels; Rosie Carney — I Dreamed I Was The Night; Stay Inside — Viewing; Tory Lanez — New Toronto 3; Trace Mountains — Lost in the Country; The Ultimate Fakebook — The Preserving Machine; Webb Wilder — Night Without Love.
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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On April 10

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On April 10

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It's been almost 20 years since The Strokes released their debut, landmark album Is This It. Now veterans of the indie rock scene, the band is back with its first new studio album in seven years – it's also one of their best. We kick this week's show off "The Adults Are Talking," from (the appropriately titled) The New Abnormal. Also on the program: Laura Marling releases her stunning new album months ahead of schedule, Pokey LaFarge returns from "rock bottom" with his most thoughtful, honest and moving album yet, and The Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser has a breathtaking new solo release called The Loves of Your Life. Host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson as they share those albums and more of their picks for the best new music out on April 10.

Featured Albums:

  1. The Strokes — The New Abnormal
    Featured Song: "The Adults Are Talking"
  2. Laura Marling — Song For Our Daughter
    Featured Song: "Only the Strong"
  3. Pokey LaFarge — Rock Bottom Rhapsody
    Featured Song: "End of My Rope"
  4. Midwife — Forever
    Featured Songs: "S.W.I.M." and "C.R.F.W."
  5. Hamilton Leithauser — The Loves of Your Life
    Featured Song: "The Garbage Men"
  6. Active Child — In Another Life
    Featured Song: "Weightless"
  7. Watkins Family Hour — Brother Sister
    Featured Song: "Keep it Clean"
  8. STRFKR — Future Past Life
    Featured Song: "Dear Stronger"

Other notable releases for April 10: ADULT. — Perception is/as/of Deception; The Dream Syndicate — The Universe Inside; Eliza Gilkyson — 2020; Joe Satriani — Shapeshifting; John Anderson — Years; Local H — Lifers; Maddie & Tae — The Way It Feels; Rosie Carney — I Dreamed I Was The Night; Stay Inside — Viewing; Tory Lanez — New Toronto 3; Trace Mountains — Lost in the Country; The Ultimate Fakebook — The Preserving Machine; Webb Wilder — Night Without Love.