The dog days of summer are fully upon us, but new album releases are still coming in hot. Chance The Rapper finally released his sprawling, long-awaited "debut album" — though that technically happened last week, just hours after New Music Friday dropped — while Ty Segall dropped his umpteenth full-length effort and Clairo served up some breezily lo-fi Gen-Z irreverence. Rounding out this week's list: Kentucky roots-country bliss from Tyler Childers, Cross Record's dreamy debut album and an Iron & Wine- and Frank Ocean-inspired record from Penny & Sparrow. NPR Music's Lyndsey McKenna joins Stephen Thompson as they discuss the best new albums out August 2.
- Clairo: Immunity
Featured Song: "Bags"
- Tyler Childers: Country Squire
Featured Song: "Country Squire"
- Cross Record: Cross Record
Featured Song: "Licorice"
- Ty Segall: First Taste
Featured Song: "Taste"
- Penny & Sparrow: Finch
Featured Song: "Don't Wanna Be Without Ya"
- Chance The Rapper: The Big Day
Featured Song: "Do You Remember"
Other notable releases for August 2: My Morning Jacket, The Tennessee Fire: 20th Anniversary Edition; Lil Durk, Love Songs 4 The Streets II; The Bird and the Bee, Interpreting the Masters Volume 2: A Tribute to Van Halen.