Stream New Albums From Lucinda Williams, Sylvan Esso, Quelle Chris, More : All Songs Considered The best new albums out this week include a scorcher from Lucinda Williams, a new joint from rapper Quelle Chris and Chris Keys, Sylvan Esso's first-ever live album, country singer Pam Tillis and more.

Featured Albums:

1. Brendan Benson — Dear Life
Featured Song: "I Can If You Want Me To"
2. Pam Tillis — Looking for a Feeling
Featured Song: "Looking for a Feeling"
3. Sylvan Esso — WITH
Featured Song: "Radio"
4. Quelle Chris & Chris Keys — Innocent Country 2
Featured Song: "Black Twitter"
5. Lucinda Williams — Good Souls Better Angels
Featured Song: "Waking Up"
6. Ian Chang — Belonging
Featured Songs: "Lion Dance" and "Comfort Me"
7. Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes — What Kinda Music
Featured Song: "Lift Off"
8. Whim — Abuzz in the Abyss
Featured Song: "Somebody Else's Tongue"

Other notable releases for April 24: Alice Bag — Sister Dynamite; BC Camplight — Shortly After Takeoff; Hazel English — Wake Up!; Luke De-Sciscio — Eucharist; Other Lives — For Their Love; Peter Oren — The Greener Pasture; Sweet Crude — Officiel//Artificiel Whitney Rose — We Still Go To Rodeos; Zsela — Ache of Victory.

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On April 24

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At 67, Lucinda Williams is still the biggest badass in town. On her latest album, Good Souls Better Angels, the singer pulls no punches as she takes on soulless politicians, lunatics and liars. On this week's show we share the bluesy "Waking Up" from that record, plus highlights from Sylvan Esso's first-ever live album, an uplifting new joint from rapper Quelle Chris and producer Chris Keys, a classic sound from country singer Pam Tillis, the scorching rock of Brendan Benson and more. Host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson, along with XPN's Culture Cypher Radio host — and host of the podcast Serious Rap S*** — John Morrison, and Nate Chinen of WBGO and Jazz Night in America as they share their picks for the best new albums out on April 24.

Featured Albums:

  1. 1. Brendan Benson — Dear Life
    Featured Song: "I Can If You Want Me To"
  2. Pam Tillis — Looking for a Feeling
    Featured Song: "Looking for a Feeling"
  3. Sylvan Esso — WITH
    Featured Song: "Radio"
  4. Quelle Chris & Chris Keys — Innocent Country 2
    Featured Song: "Black Twitter"
  5. Lucinda Williams — Good Souls Better Angels
    Featured Song: "Waking Up"
  6. Ian Chang — Belonging
    Featured Songs: "Lion Dance" and "Comfort Me"
  7. Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes — What Kinda Music
    Featured Song: "Lift Off"
  8. Whim — Abuzz in the Abyss
    Featured Song: "Somebody Else's Tongue"

Other notable releases for April 24: Alice Bag — Sister Dynamite; BC Camplight — Shortly After Takeoff; Hazel English — Wake Up!; Luke De-Sciscio — Eucharist; Other Lives — For Their Love; Peter Oren — The Greener Pasture; Sweet Crude — Officiel//Artificiel Whitney Rose — We Still Go To Rodeos; Zsela — Ache of Victory.