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New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums For August 2

Aug 2, 2019
Originally published on August 2, 2019 7:05 am

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.

Featured Albums:

  1. Clairo: Immunity
    Featured Song: "Bags"
  2. Tyler Childers: Country Squire
    Featured Song: "Country Squire"
  3. Cross Record: Cross Record
    Featured Song: "Licorice"
  4. Ty Segall: First Taste
    Featured Song: "Taste"
  5. Penny & Sparrow: Finch
    Featured Song: "Don't Wanna Be Without Ya"
  6. 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.

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