New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On May 7
07 May 2021

New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On May 7


NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include the intricately detailed pop of Dodie, a posthumous release from legendary drummer Tony Allen, a mind-blower from Daniel Bachman and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Dodie — Build A Problem
Featured Song: "Special Girl"
2. L'Orange & Namir Blade — Imaginary Everything
Featured Song: "Nihilism"
3. Daniel Bachman — Axacan
Featured Songs: "Blues in the Anthropocene" and "Year Of The Rat"
4. Tony Allen — There Is No End
Featured Song: "Stumbling Down"
5. Sophia Kennedy — Monsters
Featured Song: "I'm Looking Up"
6. James Brandon Lewis — Jesup Wagon
Featured Song: "Lowlands of Sorrow"
7. Nasimiyu — Potions
Featured Song: "Parasite"

Other notable releases for May 7: Angel Olsen — Song of the Lark and Other Far Memories; Iceage — Seek Shelter; Miranda Lambert — The Marfa Tapes (with Jack Ingram and John Randall); Squid — Bright Green Field; Sufjan Stevens — Convocations; Weezer — Van Weezer.