New Music Friday: The best releases out June 24 : All Songs Considered NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include new ones from the electro-pop band MUNA, R&B singer GIVĒON, country star Jimmie Allen, Soccer Mommy and more.

Featured Albums:

1. MUNA — MUNA
Featured Song: "What I Want"
2. GIVĒON — Give or Take
Featured Song: "Lost Me"
3. Soccer Mommy — Sometimes, Forever
Featured Song: "Don't Ask Me"
4. Jimmie Allen — Tulip Drive
Featured Song: "what i'm talkin' 'bout"
5. Lupe Fiasco — DRILL MUSIC IN ZION
Featured Song: "AUTOBOTO (feat. Nayirah)"

Lightning Round
• Ella Fitzgerald — Ella at the Hollywood Bowl: The Irving Berlin Songbook
• Katie Alice Greer — Barbarism
• Dear Silas — It's Giving SELF LOVE!
• Regina Spektor — Home, before and after
• Luke Combs — Growin' Up
• Arooj Aftab — Vulture Prince (Deluxe Edition)
• Zola Jesus — Arkhon
• Various Artists — Elvis (OST)
• Joan Shelley — The Spur

New Music Friday: The best releases out June 24

New Music Friday: The best releases out June 24

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MUNA self-titled album tops this week's shortlist of the best albums out on June 24. Isaac Schneider/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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MUNA self-titled album tops this week's shortlist of the best albums out on June 24.

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Hear The Songs

The LA electro-pop band MUNA had one of 2021's most irresistible hits with "Silk Chiffon," an ode to queer crushes that featured a guest spot by Phoebe Bridgers. Now, the group's new full-length album is out on Bridgers' label, Saddest Factory Records. MUNA kicks off this week's discussion, which highlights what already feels like one of 2022's most irresistible hits: the liberation anthem "What I Want."

We've also got new albums from R&B singer GIVĒON, country star Jimmie Allen, rapper Lupe Fiasco, Soccer Mommy and more. On this week's New Music Friday, Keanna Faircloth (host of the Artimacy podcast), contributor Christina Lee (co-host of the Bottom of the Map podcast) and NPR Music's Marissa Lorusso join guest host Stephen Thompson.

Featured Albums:

  1. MUNA — MUNA
    Featured Song: "What I Want"
  2. GIVĒON — Give or Take
    Featured Song: "Lost Me"
  3. Soccer Mommy — Sometimes, Forever
    Featured Song: "Don't Ask Me"
  4. Jimmie Allen — Tulip Drive
    Featured Song: "what i'm talkin' 'bout"
  5. Lupe Fiasco — DRILL MUSIC IN ZION
    Featured Song: "AUTOBOTO (feat. Nayirah)"

Lightning Round:

  • Ella Fitzgerald — Ella at the Hollywood Bowl: The Irving Berlin Songbook
  • Katie Alice Greer — Barbarism
  • Dear Silas — It's Giving SELF LOVE!
  • Regina Spektor — Home, before and after
  • Luke Combs — Growin' Up
  • Arooj Aftab — Vulture Prince (Deluxe Edition)
  • Zola Jesus — Arkhon
  • Various Artists — Elvis (OST)
  • Joan Shelley — The Spur

Other notable releases for June 24:

  • Alexisonfire — Otherness
  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre — Fire Doesn't Grow on Trees
  • Caamp — Lavender Days
  • Christine McVie — Songbird
  • G. Love — Philadelphia Mississippi
  • Glenn Jones — Vade Mecum
  • Hollie Cook — Happy Hour
  • Jack Johnson — Meet the Moonlight
  • Janiva Magness — Hard to Kill
  • Katie Bejsiuk — The Woman on the Moon
  • Peter Rowan — Calling You From My Mountain
  • Porcupine Tree — CLOSURE/CONTINUATION
  • Tijuana Panthers — Halfway to Eighty
  • Tim Heidecker — High School
  • Wolf Alice — Blue Lullaby