New Music Friday: Top Album Releases of the Week

It’s New Music Friday! Don’t miss out on the best New Music Friday albums of the week. Come on in and discover fresh tracks from your favorite artists.

Welcome to our New Music Friday post, where we bring you the top new music Friday albums of the week! If you’re looking for some fresh tunes to brighten up your day, you’ve come to the right place. This week, the music scene is buzzing with highly anticipated releases from some of the industry’s biggest names. From chart-topping pop hits to soul-stirring ballads and everything in between, we’ve got you covered. Get ready to discover new sounds, delve into captivating lyrics, and embark on a musical journey like no other.

Join us as we explore the top album releases of the week, handpicked to satisfy your cravings for the latest and greatest in music. So, grab your headphones, turn up the volume, and let’s dive into this week’s musical extravaganza!

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New Music Friday Albums-Album Of The Week: Oiro Pena -“Puna”

From the promo material:

Oiro Pena is a Finnish jazz collective helmed by prolific composer Antti Vauhkonen. Their forthcoming album, Puna, recorded in bedrooms, studios and other salubrious locations around Helsinki during 2022, is a mix of lo-fi spiritual jazz, experimental, and avant-garde music forms. It includes four vocal tracks recorded with Merikukka Kiviharju, which feature both original lyrics and those sourced from traditional Finnish folk songs. Vauhkonen first attracted attention as saxophonist in the group Soft Power. He then launched Oiro Pena as solo multi-instrumentalist with two self-titled, astral, outsider jazz 10” EPs, released by Ultraääni in 2019, limited to 200 copies, since repressed three times and seriously in demand.


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1. Wynton Marsalis -“Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives and Hot Sevens” (Qobuz)

2. Buena Vista Social Club -“Carnegie 25” (Qobuz)

3. Oiro Pena -“Puna” (Qobuz)

4. Ruisi Quartet -“Haydn” (Qobuz)

5. Mikaela Davis – “And Southern Star” (Qobuz)

6. The Pleasures – “The Beginning Of The End” (Qobuz)

7. Rain Parade – “Last Rays of a Dying Sun” (Qobuz)

8. Beth Bombara – “It All Goes Up” (Qobuz)

9. Bob Marley & The Wailers – “Africa Unite” (Qobuz)

10. Atmosphere – “Sad Clown Bad Dub 2” (Qobuz)



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