The very best releases out Sept. 22 : All Tunes Regarded : NPR

The Singapore-born artist and producer yeule’s new album, softscars, helps make NPR Music’s shortlist of the most effective albums out this 7 days.

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The music of Singaporean artist and producer yeule often sounds like it was created from switch-of-the-century household electronics — dial up modems, uncomplicated keypad tones or a damaged VCR. But, in deceptively disarming times, it’s also warm and wonderfully natural, just before erupting in thunderous sheets of guitar sound and primal screaming. As we talk about on this week’s display, their hottest album softscars, is a deeply arresting journey via grief, confusion and yeule’s attempts to feel human once again in a environment that can frequently be chilly and isolating.

We’ve also acquired Doja Cat’s raw and ragged Scarlet, the wonderfully warped R&B of Mykki Blanco, Kylie Minogue’s dancefloor-utopian Rigidity, an remarkable headphones album from the English digital artist Loraine James and much more. Reporter and critic Cyrena Touros joins WXPN’s John Morrison, author and critic LaTesha Harris and host Robin Hilton as they share their picks for the greatest releases out on Sept. 22.

Featured Albums:

  1. Doja Cat — Scarlet
    Showcased Tracks: “Demons,” “97,” “Go Off,” “Normally”
  2. Mykki Blanco — Postcards From Italia EP
    Showcased Music: “Tequila Casino Royale,” “Holiday seasons In The Sun,” “Really like Fell Down All-around Me,” “Magic On My Again”
  3. yeule — softscars
    Highlighted Songs: “4ui12,” “application update,” “x w x,” “dazies,” “fish in the pool”
  4. Kylie Minogue — Stress
    Featured Songs: “You Continue to Get Me Large,” “Padam Padam,” “10 Out Of 10,” “Story”
  5. Loraine James — Light Confrontation
    Showcased Tunes: “Enable U Go (ft. keiyaA),” “Gentle Confrontation,” “Glitch the Process (Glitch Bitch 2),” “I DM U,” “A single Way Ticket To the Midwest (Emo) [feat. Corey Mastrangelo]”

Lightning Spherical:

  • Doechii — “Pacer” (one)
  • DUFFY x UHLMANN — Doubles
  • Moemaw Naedon and C. Scott — Yinztroducing 
  • The Nationwide — Laugh Keep track of

Other notable releases for Sept. 22:

  • Bakar — Halo
  • Bibio — Sunbursting EP
  • The Breeders — Last Spash (30th Anniversary Version)
  • Brent Cobb — Southern Star
  • Chappell Roan — The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess
  • Devendra Banhart — Traveling Wig
  • Grails — Anches En Maat
  • Grrrl Gang — Spunky!
  • Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids — Afro Futuristic Dreams
  • KEN mode — VOID
  • Lydia Loveless — Nothing’s Gonna Stand In My Way All over again
  • Pkew Pkew Pkew — Siiick Times
  • Roosevelt — Embrace
  • Teenage Fanclub — Absolutely nothing Lasts Endlessly