Stream The Week's Best New Albums: Norah Jones, Chloe x Halle, Jehnny Beth : All Songs Considered From new jazz albums from Ambrose Akinmusire and Norah Jones to soothing works from Gia Margaret, Eighth Blackbird and Noveller, here are the best new albums out on June 12.

Featured Albums:
1. Ambrose Akinmusire — on the tender spot of every calloused moment
Featured Song: "Tide of Hyacinth"
2. Jehnny Beth — To Love Is To Live
Featured Song: "Innocence"
3. Gia Margaret — Mia Gargaret
Featured Songs: "Body" and "Lesson"
4. Chloe x Halle — Ungodly Hour
Featured Song: "Baby Girl"
5. Eighth Blackbird — Singing In The Dead Of Night
Featured Songs: "These Broken Wings" and "Singing In The Dead Of Night"
6. Naeem — Startisha
Featured Songs: "Simulation" and "You And I"
7. Norah Jones — Pick Me Up Off The Floor
Featured Song: "Hurts To Be Alone"
8. Noveller — Arrow
Featured Song: "Pre-fabled"

Notable releases for June 5: The Prison Music Project — Long Time Gone; Katie Malco — Failures; Groupe RTD — The Dancing Devils Of Djibouti; Hinds — The Prettiest Curse; Daniel Carter, Matthew Shipp, William Parker & Gerald Cleaver — Welcome Adventure Vol. 1

Notable releases for June 12: GoGo Penguin — GoGo Penguin; Coriky — Coriky; Sammy Brue — Crash Test Kid; Momma — Two Of Me
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Chloe x Halle's Ungodly Hour is on our shortlist of the best new albums out June 12. Robin Harper/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chloe x Halle's Ungodly Hour is on our shortlist of the best new albums out June 12.

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We start off the show this week with a reflection on black life in America from jazz trumpeter and bandleader Ambrose Akinmusire. Savages' leader Jehnny Beth releases her first solo album, which she was partially-inspired to make after David Bowie's death in 2016. We'll dig into new music ensemble Eighth Blackbird's Beatles-inspired album, Norah Jones' seventh full-length studio album and more. NPR Music's Stephen Thompson, Ann Powers and Tom Huizenga, along with WBGO's Nate Chinen, share their picks for the best new albums out on June 12.

Featured Albums:

  1. Ambrose Akinmusire — on the tender spot of every calloused moment
    Featured Song: "Tide of Hyacinth"
  2. Jehnny Beth — To Love Is To Live
    Featured Song: "Innocence"
  3. Gia Margaret — Mia Gargaret
    Featured Songs: "Body" and "Lesson"
  4. Chloe x Halle — Ungodly Hour
    Featured Song: "Baby Girl"
  5. Eighth Blackbird — Singing In The Dead Of Night
    Featured Songs: "These Broken Wings" and "Singing In The Dead Of Night"
  6. Naeem — Startisha
    Featured Songs: "Simulation" and "You And I"
  7. Norah Jones — Pick Me Up Off The Floor
    Featured Song: "Hurts To Be Alone"
  8. Noveller — Arrow
    Featured Song: "Pre-fabled"

Notable releases for June 5: The Prison Music Project — Long Time Gone; Katie Malco — Failures; Groupe RTD — The Dancing Devils Of Djibouti; Hinds — The Prettiest Curse; Daniel Carter, Matthew Shipp, William Parker & Gerald Cleaver — Welcome Adventure Vol. 1

Notable releases for June 12: GoGo Penguin — GoGo Penguin; Coriky — Coriky; Sammy Brue — Crash Test Kid; Momma — Two Of Me