On this week's program, host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael, Sidney Maden and Stephen Thompson to talk about the must-hear albums out on Jan. 25. This includes hard-driving riff rock with a healthy sense of humor from FIDLAR and Mike Krol, the Compton rapper Boogie, woozy synth-pop from The Dandy Warhols, the shape-shifting sounds of New Orleans singer DAWN and more.
- FIDLAR: Almost Free
Featured Song: "Can't You See"
- Mike Krol: Power Chords
Featured Song: "Nothing To Yell About"
- Boogie: Everything's For Sale
Featured Song: "Skydive"
- The Dandy Warhols: Why You So Crazy?
Featured Song: "Terraform"
- Rat Boy: Internationally Unknown
Featured Songs: "Don't Hesitate," "Chip On My Shoulder," "Follow Your Heart," and "Dad's Crashed Car"
- DAWN: New Breed
Featured Song: "We, Diamonds"
Other Notable Releases For Jan. 25: Backstreet Boys: DNA; Better Oblivion Community Center: S/T; Bring Me The Horizon: AMO; Rosie Carny: Bare; Toy: Happy In The Hollow; Vangelis: Nocturne; William Tyler: Goes West