Caroline Polachek. Her new solo album, Pang is on our shortlist for the best new releases out on Oct. 18.

Nedda Afsari

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Nedda Afsari

Every year around this time we see a mad dash to drop as many albums as possible, before the holidays hit and another calendar fades into the history books. On this episode of New Music Friday, we’re sprinting through our top ten just from Oct. 18 alone (along with a lightning round with a whole bunch of other notable releases), including the first solo record under her own name from Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek, the warped hip-hop of clipping., rapper and trap pioneer Gucci Mane (his third album in the past year), electronic artist Floating Points, the Cameroon-born singer-songwriter Vagabon and more.

Featured Albums: Foals — Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2
Featured Song: “The Runner” Patrick Watson — Wave
Featured Song: “Look At You” Caroline Polachek — Pang
Featured Song: “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” clipping. — There Existed an Addiction to Blood
Featured Song: “Run For Your Life” Vagabon — Vagabon
Featured Song: “Secret Medicine” Gucci Mane — Woptober II
Featured Song: “Highly Recommended” Floating Points — Crush
Featured Song: “Anasickmodular” Common Holly — When I Say to You Black Lightning
Featured Song: “Joshua Snakes” Hovvdy — Heavy Lifter
Featured Song: “Cathedral” Walrus — Cool to Who
Featured Song: “Mr. Insecure”

Other Notable Releases For Oct. 18: Anna Wise — As if it Were Forever; Battles — Juice B Crypts; Corridor — Junior; Jim James — The Order of Nature; Jimmy Eat World — Surviving; Mark Lanegan — Somebody’s Knocking; Milk Carton Kids — The Only Ones (ep); The Muffs — No Holiday; Sufjan Stevens — The Decalogue; Tamino — Amir; Third Eye Blind — Screamer; White Repaer — You Deserve Love.