Stream The Week's Best New Albums: Arca, HAIM, Bad Moves, More : All Songs Considered This week's "best new albums" shortlist includes the genre-defying sounds of Arca, Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's transporting improvisations, HAIM, sacred soul and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Bad Moves — Untenable
Featured Song: "Local Radio"
2. Arca — KiCk i
Featured Song: "Riquiqui"
3. Becca Mancari — The Greatest Part
Featured Song: "The First Time"
4. Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson — Chicago Waves
Featured Song: "Part VI-Into Eternity"
5. HAIM — Women in Music Pt. III
Featured Songs: "Los Angeles" and "Man From the Magazine"
6. Dedicated Men of Zion — Can't Turn Me Around
Featured Song: "Down Here Lord"
7. Khruangbin — Mordechai
Featured Song: "Time (You and I)"
8. Derrick Hodge — Color of Noize
Featured Song: "You Could Have Stayed"

Other notable releases for June 26: Angela Muñoz & Adrian Younge — Introspection; BOYO — Where Have All My Friends Gone?; Brian McKnight — Exodus; Gabriel Olafs — Piano Works; Gordi — Our Two Skins; HUM — Inlet; Japandroids — Massey F****** Hall; Jessie Ware — What's Your Pleasure?; Maceo Parker — Soul Food Cooking With Maceo; Nana Grizol — South Somewhere Else; Ray LaMontagne — Monovision; Tenille Townes — The Lemonade Stand.
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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out June 26

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out June 26

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Arca. Her latest release, KiCk i, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on June 26. Alex Raduan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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We kick this week's show off with the wildly infectious, wistful and ragged rock of the D.C.-based band Bad Moves. Their latest, Untenable, is both a poignant and playful examination of a world that's left too many behind. We've also got the genre-defying and mind-blowing sounds of Arca, HAIM's Women in Music Part III, Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's transporting improvisations, sacred soul from Dedicated Men of Zion and more. Host Robin Hilton is joined by WBGO and Jazz Night in America's Nate Chinen, host of XPN's Culture Cypher Radio and the podcast Serious Rap S*** John Morrison, and Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson of NPR Music as they share their picks for the best new albums out on June 26.

Featured Albums:

  1. Bad Moves — Untenable
    Featured Song: "Local Radio"
  2. Arca — KiCk i
    Featured Song: "Riquiqui"
  3. Becca Mancari — The Greatest Part
    Featured Song: "The First Time"
  4. Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson — Chicago Waves
    Featured Song: "Part VI-Into Eternity"
  5. HAIM — Women in Music Pt. III
    Featured Songs: "Los Angeles" and "Man From the Magazine"
  6. Dedicated Men of Zion — Can't Turn Me Around
    Featured Song: "Down Here Lord"
  7. Khruangbin — Mordechai
    Featured Song: "Time (You and I)"
  8. Derrick Hodge — Color of Noize
    Featured Song: "You Could Have Stayed

Other notable releases for June 26: Angela Muñoz & Adrian Younge — Introspection; BOYO — Where Have All My Friends Gone?; Brian McKnight — Exodus; Gabriel Olafs — Piano Works; Gordi — Our Two Skins; HUM — Inlet; Japandroids — Massey F****** Hall; Jessie Ware — What's Your Pleasure?; Maceo Parker — Soul Food Cooking With Maceo; Nana Grizol — South Somewhere Else; Ray LaMontagne — Monovision; Tenille Townes — The Lemonade Stand.