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Composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Terrace Martin's new solo album, Drones, is one of NPR Music's picks for the best releases out on Nov. 5. Samantha Whitehead/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The top 8 albums out on Nov. 5

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Snoh Aalegra's Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies is one of NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on July 9. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On July 9

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Caroline Shaw's album, Orange, is devoted to music for string quartet. Kait Moreno/Nonesuch Records hide caption

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Caroline Shaw's Love Letter To The String Quartet

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