New Music Friday: The best releases out on May 20 : All Songs Considered The best albums out this week include Harry's House from Harry Styles, jazz pianist Joey Alexander's Origin, new ones from R&B singer Ravyn Lenae, rapper Boldy James, Porridge Radio and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Harry Styles — Harry's House
Featured Tracks: "Music for a Sushi Restaurant," "Grapejuice"
2. Joey Alexander — Origin
Featured Tracks: "Remembering," "Summer Rising"
3. Ravyn Lenae — Hypnos
Featured Tracks: "3D," "Inside Out," "Xtasy"
4. Porridge Radio — Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky
Featured Tracks: "Back to the Radio," "End of Last Year"
5. Boldy James & Real Bad Man — Killing Nothing
Featured Track: "Game Time"

Other notable releases for May 20:
Charlie Hickey — Nervous At Night
Craig Finn — A Legacy of Rentals
Flume — Palaces
Hanson — Red Green Blue
Joe Rainey — Niineta
Kronos Quartet — Mỹ Lai
Lykke Li — EYEYE
Mary Lattimore & Paul Sukeena — West Kensington
mxmtoon — rising
SOAK — If I never know you like this again
Uffie — Sunshine Factory

New Music Friday: The best releases out on May 20

New Music Friday: The best releases out on May 20

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Harry's House, the latest solo album from former One Direction singer Harry Styles, tops this week's shortlist for the best albums out on May 20. Lillie Eiger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Harry Styles is back this week with his third full-length solo album. Harry's House is a genre-hopping ode to family and the comforts of home that finds the former One Direction singer dipping into soul and funk, jazz, rock and more. On this week's show we dig into the new music, talk about his evolution as an artist and how Styles contains multitudes.

We've also got a stunning debut album from the R&B singer Ravyn Lenae, jazz pianist Joey Alexander, a new collaboration between Boldy James and Real Bad Man and more. Contributors Christina Lee, Cyrena Touros and Keanna Faircloth join host Robin Hilton to share their picks for the best new music out on May 20.

Featured Albums:

  1. Harry Styles — Harry's House
    Featured Tracks: "Music for a Sushi Restaurant," "Grapejuice"
  2. Joey Alexander — Origin
    Featured Tracks: "Remembering," "Summer Rising"
  3. Ravyn Lenae — Hypnos
    Featured Tracks: "3D," "Inside Out," "Xtasy"
  4. Porridge Radio — Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky
    Featured Tracks: "Back to the Radio," "End of Last Year"
  5. Boldy James & Real Bad Man — Killing Nothing
    Featured Track: "Game Time"

Other notable releases for May 20:

  • Charlie Hickey — Nervous At Night
  • Craig Finn — A Legacy of Rentals
  • Flume — Palaces
  • Hanson — Red Green Blue
  • Joe Rainey — Niineta
  • Kronos Quartet — Mỹ Lai
  • Lykke Li — EYEYE
  • Mary Lattimore & Paul Sukeena — West Kensington
  • mxmtoon — rising
  • SOAK — If I never know you like this again
  • Uffie — Sunshine Factory