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If you haven’t caught on by now — we’re BIG fans of NPR Music — especially as of late with their advance album streams. Today, NPR is bringing you full album streams from Ryan Adams, DJ Shadow, and Zola Jesus as part of its “First Listen” series.
In collaboration with Member station WFUV, NPR Music presents the return of the prolific Ryan Adams after a two-year break from recording. Adams seems to be in a calmer mood post-hiatus, releasing what may be his sparest, mellowest record to date in Ashes & Fire. Adams gets a little help from his friends including his wife Mandy Moore, Norah Jones and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Listen to Ryan Adams’ Ashes & Fire in its entirety now.
DJ Shadow: After establishing himself as an innovator in instrumental hip-hop and electronic music early in his career, Josh “Shadow” Davis experimented with a variety of solo projects, dynamic collaborations and commercial ventures before releasing his upcoming fourth album. Describing The Less You Know, The Better as “a return to form,” the artist showcases his ability to master everything from Brit-rock and heavy metal to acoustic styles. Check out the full album stream of The Less You Know, The Better courtesy of KCRW at NPR Music now.
Zola Jesus: With Midwestern roots and 10 years of opera training, singer-songwriter Nika Roza Danilova has the capacity to capture audiences with her unmistakable voice and musical range. Listen to her new album Conatus now.
Thanks, NPR! You really are an amazing organization.