New Music Friday: July 17

The week's best new albums include old-school hip-hop from Blu & Exile, a transformative record from singer Lianne La Havas, the existential rock of Protomartyr, pop singer Ellie Goulding and more.

Featured Albums:
1. The Chicks — Gaslighter
Featured Song: "Sleep at Night"
2. Lianne La Havas — Lianne La Havas
Featured Song: "Seven Times"
3. Blu & Exile — Miles: From an Interlude Called Life
Featured Song: "True and Livin'"
4. JARV IS — Beyond the Pale
Featured Song: "Sometimes I Am Pharaoh"
5. Protomartyr — Ultimate Success Today
Featured Song: "Processed by the Boys"
6. Ellie Goulding — Brightest Blue
Featured Song: "How Deep is Too Deep?"
7. Zara McFarlane — Songs of An Unknown Tongue
Featured Song: "State of Mind"
8. KLLO — Maybe We Could
Featured Song: "Still Here"

Other notable released for July 17: Alice Ivy — Don't Sleep; Bing & Ruth — Species; Christian Sands — Be Water; Crickets — Crickets; David Ramirez — My Love Is A Hurricane; Dehd — Flower of Devotion; Illuminati Hotties — Free IH: This is Not the One You've Been Waiting For; Laraaji — Sun Piano; Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards — Bitter Better; Nicolas Jaar — Telas; S.G. Goodman — Old Time Feeling

via All Songs Considered