The best releases out on April 22 : All Songs Considered : NPR

Pusha T’s It’s Almost Dry tops our shortlist of the best new albums out this week.

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We kick-off our rundown of the best new albums out this week with Pusha T’s stellar return, It’s Almost Dry. With brilliant sample flips, head-spinning wordplay and A-list features, the rapper’s first new full-length in four years is quintessential Pusha T or (as our reviewer Reanna Cruz calls it) “stank-face-inducing” music.

We’ve also got dewy-eyed space-rock from Spiritualized, a newly discovered live recording from Charles Mingus, blood-slowing ambient sounds from OHYUNG and more. WBEZ and at Vocalo Radio‘s Ayana Contreras joins Alt.Latino‘s Felix Contreras, NPR Music’s Reanna Cruz and Lars Gotrich, along with host Robin Hilton, as they share their picks for the best new albums out on April 22.

Featured Albums

  1. Pusha T — It’s Almost Dry
    Featured Tracks “Let the Smokers Shine the Coupes,” “Dreaming of the Past,” “Just So You Remember,” “I Pray For You”
  2. Jorge Drexler — Tinta y Tiempo
    Featured Tracks: “El Plan Maestro,” “¡Oh, Algoritmo!”
  3. Ben Marc — Glass Effect
    Featured Track: “Way We Are”
  4. Spiritualized — Everything Was Beautiful
    Featured Tracks: “Always Together With You,” “Crazy”
  5. Charles Mingus — The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott’s
    Featured Track: “Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress, Then Silk Blues”
  6. OHYUNG — imagine naked!
    Featured Track: “symphonies sweeping”

Other notable releases for April 22:

  • Becca Stevens & Attacca Quartet — Becca Stevens & Attacca Quartet
  • Bill Evans — Inner Spirit: The 1979 Concert at the Teatro General San Martín, Buenos Aires
  • Bonnie Raitt — Just Like That…
  • Charles Mingus — Mingus Three (Deluxe Edition)
  • claire rousay — everything perfect is already here
  • Fontaines D.C. — Skinty Fia
  • Hatchie — Giving the World Away
  • Jason Aldean — GEORGIA
  • King Gizzard & the Wizard Lizard — Omnium Gatherum
  • Mister Goblin — Bunny
  • Patrick Watson — Better in the Shade
  • Roger Eno — The Turning Year
  • S. Carey — Break Me Open