Robin Hilton is out this week, so we kick off this installment of New Music Friday by blaring some Cher, whose new album of ABBA covers is a must for anyone who flipped out when the singer made her entrance in this summer's Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again. From there, NPR Music's Marissa Lorusso and Lars Gotrich join me to discuss Nile Rodgers & Chic's first album in 26 years; the rousing rock and roll of Restorations and Doe; a victory lap for 86-year-old country legend Loretta Lynn; the ambitious electronic soundscapes of Tim Hecker; and the guest-star-laden return of Marissa Nadler, whose new album features guest vocals from the likes of Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Etten.
- Cher: Dancing Queen
Featured Song: "GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! (A Man After Midnight)"
- Nile Rodgers & Chic: It's About Time
Featured Song: "Till The World Falls"
- Restorations: LP5000
Featured Song: "St."
- Doe: Grow Into It
Featured Song: "Labour Like I Do"
- Loretta Lynn: Wouldn't It Be Great
Featured Song: "Ruby's Stool"
- Tim Hecker: Konoyo
Featured Song: "This Life"
- Marissa Nadler: For My Crimes
Featured Song: "For My Crimes"
Other Notable Releases For Sept. 28: Kanye West, Yandhi (Sept. 29); Lil Wayne, Tha Carter V (Sept. 27); Logic, Young Sinatra IV; Kode9 & Burial, FABRICLIVE 100; Gouge Away, Burnt Sugar; Horrendous, Idol; Cumulus, Comfort World; Lala Lala, The Lamb; GØGGS, Pre Strike Sweep; Cypress Hill, Elephants on Acid; José James, Lean on Me; Mudhoney, Digital Garbage; Original Soundtrack, Rick and Morty