New Music Friday: The top 5 albums out on Nov. 26 : All Songs Considered NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include the soundtrack for Paul Thomas Anderson's new film Licorice Pizza, Turkish funk from El Michels Affair, Julie Doiron and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Various — Licorice Pizza
Featured Songs: "Peace Frog" (The Doors) and "Licorice Pizza" (Jonny Greenwood)
2. El Michels Affair — Abominable
Featured Song: "Cham Cham"
3. Julie Doiron — I Thought of You
Featured Song: "Cancel the Party"
4. Cynic — Ascension Codes
Featured Song: "Mythical Serpents"
5. Spectacular Diagnostics — Ancient Methods
Featured Song: "The Wall"

New Music Friday: The top 5 albums out on Nov. 26

New Music Friday: The top 5 albums out on Nov. 26

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Julie Doiron's I Thought of You is one of NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on Nov. 26. Matt Williams/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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It's a relatively quiet release week as we wrap up our final New Music Friday episode of 2021. But there's still plenty of tunes to discover, including singer-songwriter Julie Doiron's first solo album in nearly a decade. The Canadian artist has spent much of her time working on other projects, including a collaboration with Mount Eerie for the 2019 album Lost Wisdom pt. 2. Her new album, I Thought of You, is a stirring, propulsive mix of meditations on perseverance, love and finding your way home.

We also spin the new soundtrack to Paul Thomas Anderson's film Licorice Pizza, a Turkish funk-infused EP from El Michels Affair, the veteran metal band Cynic and more. NPR Music's Lars Gotrich joins Radio Milwaukee's Tarik Moody, WXPN's John Morrison and contributor Mina Tavakoli, along with host Robin Hilton, as they share their picks for the best new music out on Nov. 26.

Featured Albums:

  1. Various — Licorice Pizza
    Featured Songs: "Peace Frog" (The Doors) and "Licorice Pizza" (Jonny Greenwood)
  2. El Michels Affair — Abominable
    Featured Song: "Cham Cham"
  3. Julie Doiron — I Thought of You
    Featured Song: "Cancel the Party"
  4. Cynic — Ascension Codes
    Featured Song: "Mythical Serpents"
  5. Spectacular Diagnostics — Ancient Methods
    Featured Song: "The Wall"