New Music Friday: The best releases out on July 29 : All Songs Considered Beyoncé's Renaissance isn't the only big release out now. NPR Music's other picks for the week's best new albums include Maggie Rogers' Surrender, the debut from DOMI & JD Beck and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Beyoncé — Renaissance
Featured Tracks: "PURE/HONEY"
2. Maggie Rogers — Surrender
Featured Tracks: "Want Want," "Horses," "Shatter," Different Kind of World"
3. DOMI & JD Beck — NOT TiGHT
Featured Tracks: "BOWLING," TAKE A CHANCE," "WHATUP," "PILOT"
4. Lava La Rue — Hi-Fidelity
Featured Tracks: "Don't Trip," "Motel," "Cry Baby," "Don't Come Back"
5. Florist — Florist
Featured Tracks: "Red Bird Pt 2 (Morning)," "Spring in Hours"

Lightning Round:
King Princess — Hold On Baby
Snarky Puppy — "Bet" (single)
Tems — "No Woman No Cry" (single)
Wilder Maker — Male Models

Other notable releases for July 29:
Amanda Shires — Take It Like A Man
Chat Pile — God's Country
Deaton Chris Anthony — Sid the Kid
Hayley Kiyoko — PANORAMA
Josh Rouse — Going Places
Obijuan & YUNGMORPHEUS — Slang Casino
Of Montreal — Freewave Lucifer f<ck f^ck f>ck
Phony — AT SOME POINT YOU STOP
$uicideboy$ — Sing Me a Lullaby My Sweet Temptation
Tedeschi Trucks Band — I Am The Moon: III, The Fall

New Music Friday: The best releases out on July 29

New Music Friday: The best releases out on July 29

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Beyoncé's wildly anticipated new album, Renaissance, tops this week's shortlist of the best albums out on July 29. Mason Poole/Parkwood Entertainment hide caption

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After years of speculation, a flurry of prerelease rumors and reported leaks, Beyoncé's Renaissance is finally here. While we weren't able to hear the entire (closely guarded) album ahead of our taping, we open this show with a breathless rundown of why we're so excited for it and what fans can expect in the new music.

We've also got a monstrously good album from Maggie Rogers today, a head-spinning, jazz-adjacent debut from DOMI & JD Beck, a gorgeous, self-titled release from the Brooklyn band Florist and more. Contributors Cyrena Touros and Keanna Faircloth join Radio Milwaukee's Tarik Moody and host Robin Hilton to share their picks for the best new albums out on July 29.

Featured Albums:

  1. Beyoncé — Renaissance
    Featured Tracks: "PURE/HONEY"
  2. Maggie Rogers — Surrender
    Featured Tracks: "Want Want," "Horses," "Shatter," "Different Kind of World"
  3. DOMI & JD Beck — NOT TiGHT
    Featured Tracks: "BOWLING," "TAKE A CHANCE," "WHATUP," "PILOT"
  4. Lava La Rue — Hi-Fidelity
    Featured Tracks: "Don't Trip"
  5. Florist — Florist
    Featured Tracks: "Red Bird Pt 2 (Morning)," "Spring in Hours"

Lightning Round:

  • King Princess — Hold On Baby
  • Snarky Puppy — "Bet" (single)
  • Tems — "No Woman No Cry" (single)
  • Wilder Maker — Male Models

Other notable releases for July 29:

  • Amanda Shires — Take It Like A Man
  • Chat Pile — God's Country
  • Deaton Chris Anthony — Sid the Kid
  • Hayley Kiyoko — PANORAMA
  • Josh Rouse — Going Places
  • Obijuan & YUNGMORPHEUS — Slang Casino
  • Of Montreal — Freewave Lucifer f<ck f^ck f>ck
  • Phony — AT SOME POINT YOU STOP
  • $uicideboy$ — Sing Me a Lullaby My Sweet Temptation
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band — I Am The Moon: III, The Fall