New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On April 30 : All Songs Considered NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include girl in red's long-awaited debut, the Flying Lotus soundtrack for Yasuke and more.

Featured Albums:
1. girl in red — If I Could Make It Go Quiet
Featured Song: "Serotonin"
2. Dawn Richard — Second Line
Featured Song: "Bussifame"
3. Ashley Monroe — Rosegold
Featured Song: "Siren"
4. Shelley FKA Dram — S/T
Featured Song: "Rich And Famous"
5. Amy Shark — Cry Forever
Featured Songs: "The Wolves" and "Amy Shark"
6. Matt Sweeney & Bonnie "Prince" Billy — Superwolves
Featured Song: "Make Worry For Me"
7. Flying Lotus — Yasuke
Featured Song: "African Samurai"

Other notable releases for April 30: Amy Speace & The Orphan Brigade — There Used To Be Horses; Gojira — Fortitude; Julia Stone — Sixty Summers; Manchester Orchestra — The Million Masks of God; Marianne Faithful & Warren Ellis — She Walks In Beauty; Rosie Tucker — Sucker Supreme; Teenage Fanclub — Endless Arcade; Tōth — You And Me And Everything.
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Marie Ulven, who writes and records as girl in red. Her debut full-length, If I Could Make It Go Quiet, is on our shortlist of the best albums out on April 30. Jonathan Kise/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Marie Ulven, the singer who writes and records as girl in red, has spent the past couple of years racking up more than a billion streams on the strength of her guitar-powered-pop singles, including "We Fell In Love In October," an anthem to queer romance and liberation. She's just dropped her much-anticipated, full-length debut, If I Could Make It Go Quiet, delivering a collection of songs that are both exuberant and introspective, as she sings about youthful hopes, anxieties and the uncertainty of how to make it in the world. We open this week's show with the song "Serotonin" and talk about how and why girl in red's reflections are connecting with a generation.

Also on the program: We've got the long-awaited Flying Lotus soundtrack to the Netflix series Yasuke, a collaboration between Matt Sweeney and Bonnie "Prince" Billy that comes more than 15 years after their previous work together and more. WNXP's Jewly Hight joins WXPN's John Morrison, Radio Milwaukee's Tarik Moody, NPR Music's Alex Ramos and Stephen Thompson, along with host Robin Hilton, as they share their picks for the best albums out on April 30.

Featured Albums:

  1. girl in red — If I Could Make It Go Quiet
    Featured Song: "Serotonin"
  2. Dawn Richard — Second Line
    Featured Song: "Bussifame"
  3. Ashley Monroe — Rosegold
    Featured Song: "Siren"
  4. Shelley FKA Dram — S/T
    Featured Song: "Rich And Famous"
  5. Amy Shark — Cry Forever
    Featured Songs: "The Wolves" and "Amy Shark"
  6. Matt Sweeney & Bonnie "Prince" Billy — Superwolves
    Featured Song: "Make Worry For Me"
  7. Flying Lotus — Yasuke
    Featured Song: "African Samurai"

Other notable releases for April 30: Amy Speace & The Orphan Brigade — There Used To Be Horses; Gojira — Fortitude; Julia Stone — Sixty Summers; Manchester Orchestra — The Million Masks of God; Marianne Faithful & Warren Ellis — She Walks In Beauty; Rosie Tucker — Sucker Supreme; Teenage Fanclub — Endless Arcade; Tōth — You And Me And Everything.