New Music Friday: March 17th – A Look At This Week’s Best Albums

Get ready to discover some great new music this week! Check out our list of the best new albums released on New Music Friday, March 17th.

Music lovers, rejoice! It’s that time of the week again. New Music Friday is here, and this week’s releases promise to delight your ears and keep you grooving all weekend long. From indie rock to hip-hop, pop, and everything in between, there’s something for everyone. March 17th is packed with exciting new album drops, and we’re here to give you a quick look at some of the best releases of the week. So, grab your headphones, put on your dancing shoes, and get ready to discover some incredible new tunes. Whether you’re in the mood for high-energy beats or soulful melodies, we’ve got you covered. Let’s dive into this week’s best albums and find your new favorite artists!

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New Music Friday March 17th: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “V”

From the promo material:

Created between the dry freeways of Palm Springs, California and lush coastlines of Hilo, Hawai’i, V is the definitive Unknown Mortal Orchestra record. Led by Hawaiian-New Zealand artist Ruban Nielson, V draws from the rich traditions of West Coast AOR, classic hits, weirdo pop and Hawaiian Hapa-haole music. With his sharpest-ever ear for “making it UMO”, Ruban evokes blue skies, beachside cocktail bars and hotel pools without ever turning a blind eye to the darkness that lurks below perfect, pristine surfaces.




1. Sonny Rollins-“Go West!” (Qobuz)

2. Julian Lage-“The Layers” (Qobuz)

3. Bobo Stenson Trio -“Sphere” (Qobuz)

4. Dwight Trible -“Ancient Future” (Qobuz)

5. Sandrayati – “Safe Ground” (Qobuz)

6. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “V” (Qobuz)

7. Doug Paisley – “Say What You Like” (Qobuz)

8. Gitkin – “Nowhere To Go But Everywhere” (Qobuz)

9. M83 – “Fantasy” (Qobuz)

10. Ni’Jah, Childish Gambino, KIRBY – “Swarm” (Qobuz)



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