Our Top 10 Albums Out On Nov. 8 : All Songs Considered : NPR

FKA Twigs. Her sophomore full-length, Magdalene, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on Nov. 8.

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Leslie Odom Jr., best known for playing Aaron Burr in the original Broadway production of Hamilton, has a new album of his own songs that’s all over the musical map in wonderful ways, drawing together R&B, jazz, pop and showtunes. It’s called Mr. and includes the track we kick this week’s show off with, the buoyant, unapologetically cheerful “Hummingbird.” We’ve also got powerful breakup (and recovery) albums from Bishop Briggs and FKA Twigs, a live collaboration between the rapper Dessa and the Minnesota Orchestra, country singer Luke Combs, a deeply affecting collection of songs called Rwanda, You Should Be Loved from a trio known as The Good Ones and much more. NPR Music’s Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson join host Robin Hilton as they share their picks for the best new albums out on Nov. 8.

Featured Albums: Leslie Odom Jr. — Mr.
Featured Song: “Hummingbird” Bishop Briggs — Champion
Featured Song: “Can You Hear Me Now” FKA Twigs — Magdalene
Featured Song: “Sad Day” Dessa & The Minnesota Orchestra — Sound the Bells: Recorded Live at Orchestra Hall
Featured Song: “Fire Drills” The Good Ones — Rwanda, You Should Be Loved
Featured Song: “A Long, Sad Journey Watching You Die” Kate Davis — Trophy
Featured Song: “Daisy” Luke Combs — What You See is What You Get
Featured Song: “Even Though I’m Leaving” Mount Eerie & Julie Doiron — Lost Wisdom Pt. 2
Featured Song: “Love Without Possession” SebastiAn — Thirst
Featured Song: “Pleasant” Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science — Waiting Game
Featured Song: “The Anthem”

Other Notable Albums Out Nov. 8: Allen Stone — Building Balance; Josienne Clarke — In All Weather; Kele Okereke — 2042; Lucy Dacus — EP; Moor Mother — Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes; Philip B Price — Bone Almanac; Simply Red — Blue Eyed Soul; Sin Fang — Sad Party; Suss — High Line; Xylouris White — The Sisypheans.

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