Best July 8 Releases: All Songs Considered : NPR

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by Brent Faiyaz Wasteland topped our list of the best albums released on July 8.

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R&B singer Brent Faiyaz has always cared about the divide between haves and have-nots. On his latest album, Wastelandthe producer and philanthropist reflects on the darker sides of fame and considers the true price of wealth.

We also have an epic and emotional new album from Metric this week titled Formenteranamed after the island the band members dreamed of escaping to during the pandemic, a meditative instrumental record about gratitude from producer Apollo Brown, a debut album from pop singer Reinforcer and more. WBEZ and voice radioAyana Contreras joins contributors Christina Lee and Cyrena Touros, as well as Radio MilwaukeeTarik Moody and host Robin Hilton will share their picks for top albums on July 8.

Featured Albums:

  1. Brent Faiyaz— WASTELAND
    Featured Songs: “PRICE OF FAME”, “GRAVITY”, “DEAD MAN WALKING”
  2. Metric — Formentera
    Featured Songs: “Doomscroller”
  3. Apollo Brown — This must be the place
    Featured Songs: “Catching Moments”
  4. Anna Butters— Activities
    Featured Songs: “Doo Wop”
  5. reinforcementshort — dear amelia
    Featured Songs: “Better”

Flash round:

  • Burna Boy— Love, Damini
  • No Then — stay proud of me
  • rei brown — Xeno
  • Wu-Lu – BAUCHER HEAD

Other notable releases for July 8:

  • Delicate Steve — after hours
  • Emmanuel Jal — Shanghai
  • Hunger – speak speak
  • Katy J. Pearson— morning sound
  • Laura Veirs— Light found
  • Megadeth— The sick, the dying… and the dead!
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse — Toast
  • Rae Morris— [email protected]
  • report – Floating through the Wonderwave
  • Tye Tribet — all things new
  • Tyshawn Sorey Trio — Mesmerism
  • Vancouver Sleep Clinic — fallen paradise
  • Wet – pink bedroom
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