Philly rapper Meek Mill is back with a brand new studio album this week titled Expensive pain, an album he swore, on Twitter, would be his best yet. We open this week’s show with the cut, “Blue Notes 2,” and talk about how Meek Mills’ career and life has evolved since her previous feature, 2018. Championships.
We also have a stunning new album from Brandi Carlile, new ones from Illuminati Hotties, country singer Miko Marks, Toronto rapper Shad and more. Critic and contributor Gavin Godfrey joins Lyndsey McKenna of NPR, Tarik Moody of Radio Milwaukee and Ann Powers of NPR Music, as well as host Robin Hilton, as they share their picks for Best New Albums on October 1.
- Meek Mill – Expensive pain
Featured Song: “Blue Notes 2”
- Brandi Carlile – In these days of silence
Featured Song: “Broken Horses”
- Ben Marc – Breathe Suite
Featured Song: “Breathe Suite A”
- Tirza – Shade of color
Featured Song: “Hive Mind”
- Illuminati hotties – Let me do one more
Featured Song: “Knead”
- Shad – Tao
Featured song; “Black citizenship”
- Miko Marques – Race records
Featured Song: “Hard Times”
Other notable releases for October 1: Dar Williams – I will meet you here; Hovvdy – True love; Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett – Love for sale; Strand of Oaks – In Paradise.