3 New Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now: The National, CHAI, and Meltt
The National image via Josh Goleman/Courtesy of the artist
September 18, 2023
There’s so much good music out in the ether that sometimes it’s difficult to parse through all of it. Every week The Daily Music Report will do the hard work for you and highlight the best releases available on streaming services.
This week we’re highlighting new music from The National, CHAI, and Meltt.
The National – Laugh Track
The National’s latest release, Laugh Track, unveiled on September 18, 2023, marks their tenth studio album and the latter part of a dual album initiated by First Two Pages of Frankenstein in April 2023. In a departure from the tone of the initial installment, Laugh Track embodies a more subdued and contemplative essence. Delving into themes of loss, grief, and solitude, the album also offers glimpses of optimism and resilience amid life’s challenges. Notably, the eponymous track features a compelling duet with Phoebe Bridgers, encapsulating a poignant exploration of life’s absurdity and our methods of navigating through loss. Guest appearances by Rosanne Cash and Bon Iver further enrich the album’s musical landscape.
Standout Songs: Alphabet City, Deep End (Paul’s in Pieces), Weird Goodbyes (feat. Bon Iver), Space Invader, Crumble (feat. Rosanne Cash)
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