New Music Friday: April 20 : All Songs Considered This week's quick run through some of the best new albums out on Apr. 20 includes primal pop from Kimbra, a collection of audio curiosities from DRINKS, the Old Crow Medicine Show, Exitmusic and more.
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New Music Friday: April 20

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New Music Friday: April 20

New Music Friday: April 20

Kimbra's Primal Heart is one of our picks for the most essential albums out on April 20. Micaiah Carter/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kimbra's Primal Heart is one of our picks for the most essential albums out on April 20.

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On this week's quick run through some of the best new albums out on April 20, All Songs Considered's Robin Hilton chats with NPR Music's Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson about the primal pop of Kimbra, dark and majestic songs from Exitmusic, Nashville veterans The Old Crow Medicine Show, the rock-and-soul of Shuggie Otis and more.

Featured Albums

1. Kimbra: Primal Heart
2. Exitmusic: The Recognitions
3. Old Crow Medicine Show: Volunteer
4. Sera Cahoone: The Flora String Sessions
5. Bishop Briggs: Church Of Scars
6. DRINKS: Hippo Lite
7. Ashley Monroe: Sparrow
8. Shuggie Otis: Inter-Fusion

Also notable for April 20: J. Cole: KOD, Lord Huron: Vide Noir, Alexis Taylor: Beautiful Thing