New Music Friday: The top 8 albums out on Nov. 5 : All Songs Considered NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out this week include ones from the Portland rapper Aminé, Snail Mail, composer and saxophonist Terrace Martin, the string ensemble Attacca Quartet and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Aminé — TWOPOINTFIVE
Featured Song: "OKWME"
2. Attacca Quartet — Of All Joys
Featured Songs: "Mishima, 1957: Award Montage," "Miserere," "Fratres"
3. Tasha — Tell Me What You Miss The Most
Featured Song: "Bed Song 1"
4. Snail Mail — Valentine
Featured Song: "Mia"
5. Terrace Martin — Drones
Featured Song: "Leave Us Be"
6. Sloppy Jane — Madison
Featured Songs: "Judy's Bedroom," "Overture" and "Lullaby Formica"
7. Curtis Harding — If Words Were Flowers
Featured Song: "Hopeful"
8. Remy Le Boeuf — Architecture of Storms
Featured Song: "The Melancholy Architecture of Storms"

Other notable releases for Nov. 5: ABBA — Voyage; Diana Ross — Thank You; Hana Vu — Public Storage; Joan As Police Woman — The Solution is Restless; Radiohead — Kid A Mnesia; serpentwithfeet — DEACON'S GROVE; Summer Walker — Still Over It.

New Music Friday: The top 8 albums out on Nov. 5

New Music Friday: The top 8 albums out on Nov. 5

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Composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Terrace Martin's new solo album, Drones, is one of NPR Music's picks for the best releases out on Nov. 5. Samantha Whitehead/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Terrace Martin has made a career out of working with some of the heaviest hitters in rap, pop and jazz, from Kendrick Lamar, Rapsody and Anderson .Paak to Kamasi Washington, Snoh Aalegra and Robert Glasper. His latest solo album, Drones, brings all these worlds together to celebrate Black music while taking a critical look at how disconnected and unfeeling the world has become. On this week's show, we listen to Martin's new work and talk about why he calls the album a "Black Disneyland."

We've also got new ones from Snail Mail, the transcendent voice of Tasha, a burst of love and joy from Curtis Harding, the blood-slowing sounds of Attacca Quartet and more. WBEZ and Vocalo radio host and DJ Ayana Contreras joins NPR's LaTesha Harris and Tom Huizenga, contributor Christina Lee, Radio Milwaukee's Tarik Moody and contributor Cyrena Touros, along with host Robin Hilton, as they share their picks for the best albums out on Nov. 5.

  1. Aminé — TWOPOINTFIVE
    Featured Song: "OKWME"
  2. Attacca Quartet — Of All Joys
    Songs: "Mishima: 1957 Award Montage," "Miserere," "Fratres"
  3. Tasha — Tell Me What You Miss The Most
    Featured Song: "Bed Song 1"
  4. Snail Mail — Valentine
    Featured Song: "Mia"
  5. Terrace Martin — Drones
    Featured Song: "Leave Us Be"
  6. Sloppy Jane — Madison
    Featured Songs: "Judy's Bedroom," "Overture" and "Lullaby Formica"
  7. Curtis Harding — If Words Were Flowers
    Featured Song: "Hopeful"
  8. Remy Le Boeuf — Architecture of Storms
    Featured Song: "The Melancholy Architecture of Storms"

Other notable releases for Nov. 5: ABBA — Voyage; Diana Ross — Thank You; Hana Vu — Public Storage; Joan As Police Woman — The Solution is Restless; Radiohead — Kid A Mnesia; serpentwithfeet — DEACON'S GROVE; Summer Walker — Still Over It.