Subsequent to delivering her perseveringly appealing presentation single, “Whip My Hair” in 2010 (when she was only nine years of age), the vocalist and rapper Willow proceeded to deliver in excess of about six collections and EPs of generally uptempo popular and dance music. Be that as it may, on her most recent collection, Lately I Feel Everything, the now 20-year-old craftsman gets noisy and electric with an assortment of ’90s-impacted guitar rock, enlivened by Wicked Wisdom, the nu-metal band her mom, Jada Pinkett-Smith, used to be in. We open the current week’s show with Lately I Feel Everything, and talk about Willow’s outstanding development as a craftsman.

Likewise on the show: the exceptionally expected new collection from Clairo, the goodness so-’80s “cry rock” of John Mayer, an after death discharge from Alice Coltrane and the sky is the limit from there. NPR Music’s Felix Contreras joins patrons Christina Lee, Cyrena Touros and WXPN’s John Morrison, alongside NPR Music’s Lars Gotrich, Stephen Thompson and host Robin Hilton to share their picks for the best collections and EPs out on July 16.

Included Albums:

  • Willow — Lately I Feel Everything

Highlighted Songs: “Breakout” and “Xtra”

  • Clairo — Sling

Included Song: “Zinnias”

  • Rodrigo Amarante — Drama

Included Song: “Tao”

  • John Mayer — Sob Rock

Included Song: “Supposition I Just Feel Like”

  • Cakes da Killa — MUVALAND Vol. 2

Included Song: “Light Werk”

  • Alice Coltrane — Kirtan: Turiya Sings

Included Song: “Jagadishwar”

  • John Vanderslice — I Can’t Believe Civilization Is Still Going Here In 2021! Congrats To All Of Us, Love DCB

Included Song: “I Get A Strange Kind Of Pleasure From Just Hanging On”

  • John Vanderslice — Ethical Jute Mouse: Lost Songs from Tiny Telephone 2001-2021

Included Song: “Propelling Army Clip”

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