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The record, the debut album by the indie supergroup featuring Julien Baker (left), Phoebe Bridgers (center) and Lucy Dacus, was released in March, more than four years after the trio's debut EP. Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Mix: boygenius, The National, Baaba Maal, more

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Clockwise from upper left: Lana Del Rey, Lizzo, Carly Rae Jepsen, FKA Twigs, The National, Brittany Howard Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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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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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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