Lianne La Havas' new album, Blood, comes out July 31. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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First Listen: Lianne La Havas, 'Blood'

With this album, a London singer — a Prince favorite — and her versatile voice inch closer to mainstream pop.

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On The Word's new album, Soul Food, the group tackles traditional gospel grooves and seriously funky backbeats. Jay Adkins/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For The Word, Gospel Is More About A Feeling

The mostly instrumental supergroup's second album, Soul Food, is a rousing, thoroughly modern take on gospel.

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Alabama Shakes' new album, Sound & Color, is powered by more than just the vocals of Brittany Howard. Brantley Gutierrez /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Sound & Color' A Bold Leap Forward For Alabama Shakes

On their new album, the band's backing musicians match the intensity of lead singer Brittany Howard.

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