Our shortlist of the best albums out on May 3 includes Vampire Weekend's first new album in six years, life-affirming "pep talks" from Judah & The Lion, the interdimensional sounds of Big Thief's latest album U.F.O.F., the profound lyricism of Nashville singer-songwriter Caroline Spence, former Civil Wars singer Joy Williams and more. Host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Lars Gotrich and Stephen Thompson as they share their picks for the week's best new albums.
Other notable releases for May 3: Barrie: Happy to Be Here; Empath: Active Listening, Night on Earth; Fury: Failed Entertainment; Jesse Mac Cormack: Now; L7: Scatter the Rats; Lucy Spraggan: Today Was a Good Day; Protomartyr: No Passion All Technique; Tacocat: This Mess is a Place; Tank and the Bangas: Green Balloon.
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