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New Music Friday: Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets' and the best albums out April 19

Beth Garrabrant
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NPR Music's Ann Powers and Hazel Cills dig into Taylor Swift's The Tortured Poets Department, which hit streaming services last night, and share a handful of other new albums out Friday, April 19.

Featured albums

  • Taylor Swift, The Tortured Poets Department
  • Bbymutha, Sleep Paralysis
  • claire rousay, sentiment
  • Pearl Jam, Dark Matter

Other notable albums out April 19

  • Stephanie Lambring, Hypocrite
  • Cadence Weapon, ROLLERCOASTER
  • Tei Shi, Valerie
  • Ekko Astral, pink balloons
  • Bill Frisell, Orchestras
  • BIG BRAVE, A Chaos of Flowers
  • Blue Lab Beats, Blue Eclipse
  • Chanel Beads, Your Day Will Come
  • Local Natives, But I'll Wait For You
  • Gangrene (The Alchemist & Oh No), Heads I Win, Tails You Lose
  • Brian Eno, Eno
  • Cloud Nothings, Final Summer
  • Melvins, Tarantula Heart
  • Lucy Rose, This Ain't The Way You Go Out
  • Pillow Queens, 'Name Your Sorrow'
  • A Certain Ratio, It All Comes Down To This
  • Cavalier, Different Type Time
  • Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds, That Delicious Vice
  • T Bone Burnett, The Other Side