Embedded Player The best albums out this week include Olivia Rodrigo's GUTS, James Blake's Playing Robots Into Heaven, Yussef Dayes' Black Classical Music and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Olivia Rodrigo — GUTS
Featured Songs: "get him back!" "all-american bitch," "ballad of a homeschooled girl," "the grudge"
2. Jalen Ngonda — Come Around and Love Me
Featured Songs: "Come Around and Love Me," "It Takes a Fool," "Give Me Another Day"
3. Anjimile — The King
Featured Songs: "Mother," "Genesis," "Black Hole," "The King"
4. James Blake — Playing Robots Into Heaven
Featured Songs: "Big Hammer," "If You Can Hear Me," "Fall Back," "Fire The Editor," "I Want You to Know"
5. Yussef Dayes — Black Classical Music
Featured Songs: "Afro Cubanism," "Marching Band (feat. Masego)," "Birds of Paradise," "Black Classical Music (feat. Venna & Charlie Stacey)," "Early Dayes," "Cowrie Charms (feat. Leon Thomas & Barbara Hicks)"

Lightning Round:
Allison Russell — The Returner
Romy — Mid Air
Sparklehorse — Bird Machine
Sylvester — Private Recordings, August 1970

Other notable releases for Sept. 8:
Apollo Brown & Planet Asia — Sardines
Ashley McBryde — The Devil I Know
Blind Boys of Alabama — Echoes Of The South
The Chemical Brothers — For That Beautiful Feeling
Courtney Barnett — End of the Day
Gaika — Drift
Irreversible Entanglements — Protect Your Light
Laufey — Bewitched
Róisín Murphy — Hit Parade
Teezo Touchdown — How Do You Sleep At Night?
Tinashe — BB/ANG3L
Tyler Childers — Rustin' in the Rain
V — Layover
ZZ Ward — Dirty Shine