Stream New Music From The Smashing Pumpkins, Juicy J, Ane Brun and more : All Songs Considered NPR Music's pick for the best new albums out this holiday week include an epic return for The Smashing Pumpkins, Three 6 Mafia rapper Juicy J, a previously unreleased Bill Evans concert and more.

Featured Albums:
1. The Smashing Pumpkins — Cyr
Featured Song: "Save Your Tears"
2. Juicy J — The Hustle Continues
Featured Song: "1995"
3. Ane Brun — How Beauty Holds The Hand Of Sorrow
Featured Song: "Trust"
4. Sundae Crush — A Real Sensation
Featured Song: "Good Boy"
5. Bill Evans — Bill Evans Live At Ronnie Scott's
Featured Song: "A Sleeping Bee"
6. Various — Pop Ambient 2021
Featured Song: "Mittsommer"

Other notable albums out Nov. 27: Bad Bunny — El Último Tour del Mundo; Bille Joe Armstrong — No Fun Mondays; Bombino — Live in Amsterdam; JFDR — Dream On; Miley Cyrus — Plastic Hearts.
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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On Nov. 27

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It's been a year of strong returns for iconic Gen X artists, from Alanis Morrisette and Fiona Apple to Public Enemy, Kylie Minogue, Busta Rhymes and many more. The latest comes from The Smashing Pumpkins. Nearly 30 years after releasing their debut album, the band is back with an epic, synth-heavy double album called Cyr, featuring founding members James Iha on guitars and Jimmy Chamberlin on drums. We open this final New Music Friday of 2020 with a look at Cyr and talk about how the band sounds, more than three decades into its career.

We've also got a new solo album from Three 6 Mafia rapper Juicy J, a previously unreleased concert from Bill Evans recorded at Ronnie Scott's in 1968, Norwegian singer Ane Brun and more. Nate Chinen of WBGO and Jazz Night In America joins NPR Music contributor Christina Lee, NPR Music's Ann Powers and host Robin Hilton as they share their picks for the best albums out on Nov. 27.

Featured Albums:

  1. The Smashing Pumpkins — Cyr
    Featured Song: "Save Your Tears"
  2. Juicy J — The Hustle Continues
    Featured Song: "1995"
  3. Ane Brun — How Beauty Holds The Hand Of Sorrow
    Featured Song: "Trust"
  4. Sundae Crush — A Real Sensation
    Featured Song: "Good Boy"
  5. Bill Evans — Bill Evans Live At Ronnie Scott's
    Featured Song: "A Sleeping Bee"
  6. Various — Pop Ambient 2021
    Featured Song: "Mittsommer"

Other notable albums out Nov. 27: Bad Bunny — El Último Tour del Mundo; Bille Joe Armstrong — No Fun Mondays; Bombino — Live in Amsterdam; JFDR — Dream On; Miley Cyrus — Plastic Hearts.