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Poll Results: NPR Listeners Pick The Top Albums Of 2019

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Phoebe Bridgers (center) and Matt Berninger (second from right) have teamed up to record a new song together, titled "Walking on a String." Chloe Brewer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The National On World Cafe

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Carly Rae Jepsen's Dedicated is on our shortlist of the best new albums out May 17. Markus & Koala/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out May 17

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Sophie Calle, at a private concert by Pharrell Williams in Paris on May 26, 2014. Pharrell contributed to the album Souris Calle, in tribute to Sophie Calle's dead cat. Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images hide caption

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Big Red Machine, born of the friendship of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The National's Aaron Dessner, is less a band than a large-scale collaboration involving dozens of musicians. Graham Tolbert /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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With Big Red Machine, Justin Vernon And Aaron Dessner Are Anti-Auteurs

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New Mix: The Decemberists, Bermuda Triangle, Justin Vernon And S. Carey, More

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Bon Iver's Justin Vernon has teamed up with Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National to form a new band (Big Red Machine) and an artists' collective called PEOPLE. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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