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All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks, including a collaboration between Kurt Vile and John Prine, queer country from Shamir, the gorgeous harmonies of Fleet Foxes and more.
1. Beabadoobee: "Worth It" from Fake It Flowers
2. Fleet Foxes: "Going-to-the-Sun Road" from...
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on Sept. 25 include a long-awaited release from Sufjan Stevens, a searing new work from Public Enemy, the pop singer Joji and more.
1. Sufjan Stevens — The Ascension
Featured Song: "Lamentations"
2. Public Enemy — What You Gonna Do When...
In a conversation with All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen, Yusuf Cat Stevens explains how — and why — he decided to re-record his landmark album a half-century after it was first released.