New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 9 : All Songs Considered NPR Music's shortlist of the best new albums out this week includes the soaring synth-pop of Future Islands, the country duo Brothers Osborne, remixed classics from John Lennon and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Future Islands — As Long As You Are
Featured Song: "Waking"
2. Carla Bruni — Carla Bruni
Featured Song: "Partir dans la nuit"
3. The Budos Band — Long in the Tooth
Featured Song: "Long in the Tooth"
4. Machinedrum — A View Of U
Featured Song: "Wait For U"
5. Brothers Osborne — Skeletons
Featured Song: "Lighten Up"
6. METZ — Atlas Vending
Featured Song: "Pulse"
7. John Lennon — Gimme Some Truth
Featured Song: "Angela"
8. Laraaji — Moon Piano
Featured Song: "Stillness"
9. The Goodbye Party — Beautiful Motors
Featured Song: "Unlucky Stars"
10. Mary Lattimore — Silver Ladders
Featured Song: "Silver Ladders"

Other notable releases for Oct. 9: Cut Worms — Nobody Lives Here Anymore; JEEN — JEEN; Kronos Quartet — Long Time Passing; Loudon Wainwright III — I'd Rather Lead A Band; Ron Miles — Rainbow Sign; Touche Amore — Lament; Travis — 10 Songs; Yo La Tengo — Sleepless Night (ep).
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Future Islands. The band's latest release, As Long As You Are, tops our shortlist of the best new albums out on Oct. 9. Justin Flythe/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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We kick off our sprint through the week's best new albums with Future Islands. The Baltimore synth-pop band, fronted by the inimitable Samuel Herring, is back with a new collection of songs that celebrate love, reflect on fleeting youth and triumph in the power of letting go. We've also got the Afro-fusion and funk group The Budos Band, French singer Carla Bruni, the country duo Brothers Osborne, some completely remixed songs from John Lennon's solo catalog and more. NPR Music's Marissa Lorusso joins Radio Milwaukee's Tarik Moody, WXPN's John Morrison, NPR Music's Ann Powers and host Robin Hilton as they share their picks for the best new albums out on Oct. 9.

Featured Albums:

  1. Future Islands — As Long As You Are
    Featured Song: "Waking"
  2. Carla Bruni — Carla Bruni
    Featured Song: "Partir dans la nuit"
  3. The Budos Band — Long in the Tooth
    Featured Song: "Long in the Tooth"
  4. Machinedrum — A View Of U
    Featured Song: "Wait For U"
  5. Brothers Osborne — Skeletons
    Featured Song: "Lighten Up"
  6. METZ — Atlas Vending
    Featured Song: "Pulse"
  7. John Lennon — Gimme Some Truth
    Featured Song: "Angela"
  8. Laraaji — Moon Piano
    Featured Song: "Stillness"
  9. The Goodbye Party — Beautiful Motors
    Featured Song: "Unlucky Stars"
  10. Mary Lattimore — Silver Ladders
    Featured Song: "Silver Ladders"

Other notable releases for Oct. 9: Cut Worms — Nobody Lives Here Anymore; JEEN — JEEN; Kronos Quartet — Long Time Passing; Loudon Wainwright III — I'd Rather Lead A Band; Ron Miles — Rainbow Sign; Touche Amore — Lament; Travis — 10 Songs; Yo La Tengo — Sleepless Night (ep).