New Music Friday: The best releases out on Nov. 10 : All Songs Considered The week's best albums include the gothic Heaven Knows from PinkPantheress, a meticulously recreated — and legendary — Bob Dylan concert from Cat Power, Mon LaFerte's seductive Autopoiética and more.

Featured Albums:
1. PinkPantheress — Heaven Knows
Featured Songs: "Another Life (feat. Rema)," "Nice to Meet You (feat. Central Cee)," "Blue"
2. Cat Power — Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Concert Hall
Featured Songs: "Fourth Time Around," "Ballad of a Thin Man," "She Belongs to Me," "Just Like a Woman"
3. Mon LaFerte — Autopoiética
Featured Songs: "Autopoiética," "Tenochtitlan," "40 y MM," "Casta Diva"
4. Aïsha Devi — Death is Home
Featured Song: "Immortelle"
5. mxmtoon — plum blossom (revisited)
Featured Song: "1-800-DATEME (revisited)"
6. Chris Stapleton — Higher
Featured Song: "White Horse"
7. Lila Blue — Sweet Pea
Featured Song: "Sweat Pea"
8. Aesop Rock — Integrated Tech Solutions
Featured Song: "Infinity Fill Goose Down"
9. R.E.M. — Up
Featured Song: "Lotus"

Other notable releases for Nov. 10:
AJR — The Maybe Man
Beirut — Hadsel
Brandy — Christmas With Brandy
Daneshevskaya — Long is the Tunnel
Jelani Blackman — The Heart of It
Scream — DC Special
Tyvek — Overground

New Music Friday: The best releases out on Nov. 10

New Music Friday: The best releases out on Nov. 10

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PinkPantheress' debut studio album Heaven Knows tops our shortlist of the best new releases out this week. Aidan Zamiri/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On her debut studio album, Heaven Knows, the English singer and producer PinkPantheress navigates a heady mix of gothic horror and blissful solitude. It's a record that reflects on the ways we survive trauma only to exist in a kind of uncertain purgatory — alive, unsure of the future and, ultimately, how it's OK to not be OK. We open this week's show with a listen and debate which side the album lands most on: dark melancholy or life-affirming joy.

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We've also got a meticulously recreated cover of Bob Dylan's legendary, 1966 Royal Albert Hall concert from Cat Power, an elegant and seductive new album from the Chilean artist Mon LaFerte and more. NPR Music's Ann Powers joins critic and writer LaTesha Harris and host Robin Hilton as they share their picks for the best albums out on Nov. 10.

Featured Albums:

  1. PinkPantheress — Heaven Knows
    Featured Songs: "Another Life (feat. Rema)," "Nice to Meet You (feat. Central Cee)," "Blue"
  2. Cat Power — Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Concert Hall
    Featured Songs: "Fourth Time Around," "Ballad of a Thin Man," "She Belongs to Me," "Just Like a Woman"
  3. Mon LaFerte — Autopoiética
    Featured Songs: "Autopoiética," "Tenochtitlán," "40 y MM," "Casta Diva"
  4. Aïsha Devi — Death is Home
    Featured Song: "Immortelle"
  5. mxmtoon — plum blossom (revisited)
    Featured Song: "1-800-DATEME (revisited)"
  6. Chris Stapleton — Higher
    Featured Song: "White Horse"
  7. Lila Blue — Sweet Pea
    Featured Song: "Sweat Pea"
  8. Aesop Rock — Integrated Tech Solutions
    Featured Song: "Infinity Fill Goose Down"
  9. R.E.M. — Up
    Featured Song: "Lotus"

Other notable releases for Nov. 10:

  • AJR — The Maybe Man
  • Brandy — Christmas With Brandy
  • Beirut — Hadsel
  • Daneshevskaya — Long is the Tunnel
  • Jelani Blackman — The Heart of It
  • Scream — DC Special
  • Tyvek — Overground