Rex Orange County is otherwise known as Alex O’Connor. His third full-length, Pony, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on Oct. 25.

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The fourth-quarter deluge continues this week with a slew of new releases, including the crooning, quirky soul of Rex Orange County, R&B singer Gallant, queer pop icon King Princess and more, plus the first new album in seven years from Neil Young & Crazy Horse. NPR Music’s Lyndsey McKenna and Stephen Thompson join host Robin Hilton as they share their picks for the best new albums out on Oct. 25.

Featured Albums: Mikal Cronin — Seeker
Featured Song: “I’ve Got Reason” King Princess — Cheap Queen
Featured Song: “You Destroyed My Heart” Great Grandpa — Four of Arrows
Featured Song: “Digger” Neil Young & Crazy Horse — Colorado
Featured Songs: “I Do” and “Help Me Lose My Mind” Rex Orange County — Pony
Featured Songs: “Stressed Out” and “Laser Lights” Anamanaguchi – [USA]
Featured Song: “The CRT Woods” Gallant — Sweet Insomnia
Featured Song: “Sweet Insomnia” Sunn O))) — Pyroclasts
Featured Song: “Frost C”

Other Notable Albums For Oct. 25: Alcest — Spiritual Instinct; Anna Meredith — Fibs; Anthony Ramos — The Good & The Bad; The Bad Plus — Activate Infinity; Brooke Candy — Sexorcism; Cigarettes After Sex — Cry; Dry Cleaning — Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks; Grace Potter — Daylight; Juana Molina — For Fun; Lankum — The Livelong Day; Little Scream — Speed Queen; Old Dominion — Old Dominion; Ringo Starr — What’s My Name; Sarah Jaffe — SMUT; Van Morrison — Three Chords and the Truth; Verite — New Skin; Walk off the Earth — Here We Go!