Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

New Music Friday: The best albums out May 31

Arooj Aftab's new album, <em>Night Reign</em>, is one of our favorite albums out May 31.
Shreya Dev Dube
Courtesy of the artist
Arooj Aftab's new album, Night Reign, is one of our favorite albums out May 31.

NPR Music's Ann Powers and Lars Gotrich are your guides to this week's new releases.

Featured albums

  • Arooj Aftab, Night Reign
  • Shaboozey, Where I've Been, isn't Where I'm Going
  • Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Nathan Salsburg & Tyler Trotter, Hear the Children Sing The Evidence

Other notable albums out May 31

  • Richard Thompson, Ship To Shore
  • Dos Monos, Dos Atomos
  • Anna Tivel, Living Thing
  • Beak>, >>>>
  • Swamp Dogg, Blackgrass
  • Thou, Umbilical
  • Chris Housman, Blueneck
  • Psychic Temple, Doggie Paddlin' Thru the Cosmic Consciousness
  • John Muq, Flying Away
  • Robin Holcomb, One Way or Another, Vol. 2

Copyright 2024 NPR

Ann Powers
Ann Powers is NPR Music's critic and correspondent. She writes for and she can be heard on NPR's newsmagazines and music podcasts.
Lars Gotrich
Listen to the Viking's Choice playlist; subscribe to the newsletter.