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What Wild Up unearths on Julius Eastman, Vol. 2: Joy Boy is more than just music, it's a set of relations and modes of comporting in the world that risk trading fleeting, worldly praise to regain the eternal soul. Ron Hammond hide caption

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Yaya Bey's latest, Remember Your North Star, tops this week's shortlist of the best albums out on June 17. Lawrence Agyei hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on June 17

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Lil Nas X, Japanese Breakfast, Vince Staples (pictured above) and more share their favorite music of 2021 with NPR. Photo Illustration by Renee Klahr/NPR; Getty Images; Album art courtesy of Polydor & Wolf Tone Records, Saddle Creek Records, Kemosabe & RCA Records hide caption

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The composer Julius Eastman died in 1990, but his music is experiencing a renaissance. The Los Angeles-based group Wild Up's jubilant recording of his 1974 work Femenine is one of the most remarkable classical albums of the year. Ron Hammond hide caption

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Composer Julius Eastman's music is slowly moving from neglected to championed. Donald Burkhardt hide caption

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Julius Eastman, A Misunderstood Composer, Returns To The Light

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