New Music Friday: The top 5 albums out on Feb. 11 : All Songs Considered NPR Music's picks for the week's best albums include Mary J. Blige's Good Morning Gorgeous, the sonic wonders of alt-j, spiritual guidance from Raveena, a new solo record from Eddie Vedder and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Mary J. Blige — Good Morning Gorgeous
Featured Track: "On Top"
2. alt-J — The Dream
Featured Track: "Bane"
3. Raveena — Asha's Awakening
Featured Tracks: "Kathy Left 4 Khatmandu" and "The Internet Is Like Eating Plastic"
4. Shamir — Heterosexuality
Featured Track: "Caught Up"
5. Eddie Vedder — Earthling
Featured Track: "Power of Right"

Other notable releases for Feb. 11:
Big Thief — Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You
Buke and Gase & Rahrah Gabor — Buke and Gase & Rahrah Gabor
Claire Rousay & More Eaze — Never Stop Texting Me
Empath — Visitor
Frank Turner - FTHC
Joss Stone — Never Forget My Love
Moonchild — Starfruit
Priscilla Block — Welcome to the Block Party
Spoon — Lucifer on the Sofa
Trupa Trupa — B Flat A
Voivod — Synchro Anarchy
Zeal & Ardor — Zeal & Ardor

New Music Friday: The top 5 albums out on Feb. 11

New Music Friday: The top 5 albums out on Feb. 11

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Pop and R&B singer Raveena's latest, Asha's Awakening, is on our shortlist of the best albums out on Feb. 11. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The pop and R&B singer Raveena is back this week with the healing, good vibes the world needs. Her latest album, Asha's Awakening, follows a Punjabi princess as she travels through space and time, navigating the bumpy terrain of love in a technicolor, spiritual awakening. On this week's show we hear highlights from the record and talk about the ways Raveena guides listeners toward nirvana.

We've also got a perfectly executed banger from Mary J. Blige, a raging solo album from Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, the alien sounds of alt-j and more. NPR Music's Ann Powers and Reanna Cruz join Radio Milwaukee's Tarik Moody and host Robin Hilton as they share their picks for the best new albums out on Feb. 11.

Featured Albums:

  1. Mary J. Blige — Good Morning Gorgeous
    Featured Track: "On Top"
  2. alt-J — The Dream
    Featured Track: "Bane"
  3. Raveena — Asha's Awakening
    Featured Tracks: "Kathy Left4 Khatmandu" and "The Internet Is Like Eating Plastic"
  4. Shamir — Heterosexuality
    Featured Track: "Caught Up"
  5. Eddie Vedder — Earthling
    Featured Track: "Power of Right"

Other notable releases for Feb. 11:

  • Big Thief — Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You
  • Buke and Gase & Rahrah Gabor — Buke and Gase & Rahrah Gabor
  • Claire Rousay & More Eaze — Never Stop Texting Me
  • Empath — Visitor
  • Frank Turner - FTHC
  • Joss Stone — Never Forget My Love
  • Moonchild — Starfruit
  • Priscilla Block — Welcome to the Block Party
  • Spoon — Lucifer on the Sofa
  • Trupa Trupa — B Flat A
  • Voivod — Synchro Anarchy
  • Zeal & Ardor — Zeal & Ardor