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Taylor Swift. Her surprise new album, Folklore tops our picks for the best new albums out on July 24. Beth Garrabrant/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out July 24

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Roberta Flack in 1975. Flack's impact as a performer in the pop music space in the 1970s was sudden and massive. Over the next four decades, Flack built a legacy on a quiet belief in limitlessness. David Redfern/Getty Images hide caption

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The music that makes one of us emotional doesn't always make sense to others. William Lovelace/Getty Images hide caption

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The Songs That Make Us Cry

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The Songs That Make Us Cry

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Roberta Flack, Best-Of Edition

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Roberta Flack's new album, Let It Be Roberta, is a collection of reworked Beatles favorites. Brian T. Silak/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Roberta Flack's Long And Winding Road

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Flack says musicians should practice humility: "Don't wave [others' music] off 'cause you don’t understand it. Listen for the heartbeat. It's there." Rafa Rivas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Roberta Flack, In Full Voice on America's Soundtrack

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