New Music Friday: The best releases out on Sept. 2 : All Songs Considered NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include rapper Psalm One, the veteran metal band Megadeth, English singer Yungblud and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Yungblud — Yungblud
Featured Songs: "Memories (feat. WILLOW)," "Tissues"
2. Psalm One X Custom Made — Bigg Perrm
Featured Songs: "Cristalle Jr.," "Pitchfork Score"
3. Megadeth — The Sick, The Dying... And The Dead!
Featured Songs: "Night Stalkers (feat. Ice-T)"
4. Living Hour — Someday Is Today
Featured Songs: "Feelings Meeting (feat. Jay Som)," "Hump"
5. Stereolab — Pulse of the Early Brain (Switched On Vol. 5)
Featured Songs: "Laissez Faire," "ABC," "Symbolic Logic of Now!"

New Music Friday: The best releases out on Sept. 2

New Music Friday: The best releases out on Sept. 2

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The 25-year-old English singer-songwriter Yungblud (aka Dominic Richard Harrison) has made his name working with some of the biggest stars in radio-friendly pop and rock, including Halsey, Travis Barker and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons. Now, Yungblud's self-titled third album finds him coming into his own with an accessible pop-punk sound that leans heavily on big feelings.

We've also got new albums from the veteran Chicago rapper Psalm One, the even-more-veteran metal titan Megadeth and the Winnipeg shoegaze band Living Hour, as well as a new rarities collection from the experimental English-French outfit Stereolab. On this week's New Music Friday, NPR Music contributor Cyrena Touros, WXPN's John Morrison and NPR Music's Lars Gotrich join guest host Stephen Thompson.

Featured Albums:

  1. Yungblud — Yungblud
    Featured Songs: "Memories (feat. WILLOW)," "Tissues"
  2. Psalm One X Custom Made — Bigg Perrm
    Featured Songs: "Cristalle Jr.," "Pitchfork Score"
  3. Megadeth — The Sick, The Dying... And The Dead!
    Featured Songs: "Night Stalkers (feat. Ice-T)"
  4. Living Hour — Someday Is Today
    Featured Songs: "Feelings Meeting (feat. Jay Som)," "Hump"
  5. Stereolab — Pulse of the Early Brain (Switched On Vol. 5)
    Featured Songs: "Laissez Faire," "ABC," "Symbolic Logic of Now!"

Lightning Round:

  • ShrapKnel — Metal Lung
  • Bill Orcutt — Music for Four Guitars
  • Bubble Tea and Cigarettes — There's Nothing but Pleasure
  • The Front Bottoms — Theresa EP

Other notable releases for Sept. 2:

  • The Amazons — How Will I Know If Heaven Will Find Me?
  • Armani Caesar — The Liz 2
  • The Butterfly Effect — IV
  • Cryalot — Icarus EP
  • George FitzGerald — Stellar Drifting
  • Grand Theft Audio — Pass Me the Conch
  • Jon Pardi — Mr. Saturday Night
  • King's X — Three Sides of One
  • Miss May I — Curse of Existence
  • Motel Radio — The Garden
  • Nils Hoffmann — A Radiant Sign
  • Pabst — Crushed by the Weight of the World
  • SOHN — Trust
  • The String Theory — Origin
  • Tom Chaplin — Midpoint
  • Two Door Cinema Club — Keep On Smiling