New Music Friday: The best releases out on Feb. 3


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NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include RAYE's long-awaited debut, My 21st Century Blues, SYML's stirring The Day My Father Died, the return of Shania Twain and more.
Featured Albums:
1. SYML — The Day My Father Died
Featured Songs: "Chariot," "Howling (feat. Lucius)," "Lost Myself (feat. Guy Garvey)," "The Day My Father Died"
2. RAYE — My 21st Century Blues
Featured Songs: "The Thrill Is Gone," "Oscar Winning Tears," "Hard Out Here"
3. Joe Chambers — Dance Kobina
Featured Songs: "Gazelle Suite," "Caravanserai"
4. Young Fathers — Heavy Heavy
Featured Songs: "Geronimo," "I Saw," "Tell Somebody"
5. Shania Twain — Queen of Me
Featured Song: "Pretty Liar"
Lightning Round Picks:
Epik High — Strawberry
The Go! Team — Get Up Sequences Part Two
James Brandon Lewis — Eye of I
Robert Forster — The Candle and the Flame
Other notable releases for Feb. 3:
Ben Wolfe — Unjust
Best Fern — Earth Then Air
Fantastic Negrito — Grandfather Courage
Hamish Hawk — Angel Numbers
Loscil & Lawrence English — Colours of Air
M(h)aol — Attachment Style
The Psychotic Monks — Pink Colour Surgery
Somebody's Child — Somebody's Child
Sunny War — Anarchist Gospel
Various — Ears of the People: Ekonting Songs from Senegal and the Gambia

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