Must-Hear Music Podcast: Alabama Shakes, Speedy Ortiz, Kehlani & More

Alabama Shakes' Sound & Color is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, and the Must-Hear Music podcast is taking a look at the xylophone-heavy title track to the album. In addition to the Shakes, we're looking at two tracks from Kehlani's You Should Be Here mixtape, a strong offering that might be the year's best R&B album so far.

After that, things get a little indie. We talk about Speedy Ortiz's surprisingly melodic "My Dead Girl," "Deadwater" from newcomer trio Wet and Alessia's joyful introvert anthem "Here." We also look at Lany, a project featuring Jars of Clay members that sounds nothing like them.

Kehlani Releases the First Great R&B Album

Listen to this week's Must-Hear Music podcast with the original crew (Jason Lipshutz, Joe Lynch and Erika Ramirez) below or download it on iTunes. At the very end of the podcast, Jason addresses an iTunes reviewer who thinks he gets off topic too often. So be sure to stick around to listen to him get extremely off topic while responding to that.

Beneath the SoundCloud, check out the songs we're talking about. 

Alabama Shakes, "Sound and Color"

Speedy Ortiz, "My Dead Girl"

Wet, "Deadwater"

Alessia, "Here" Kehlani, "The Letter"

Lany, "Someone Else"