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Kendrick Lamar's Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers tops this week's shortlist for the best albums out on May 13. Renell Medrano/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on May 13

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Tarriona "Tank" Ball, singer of Tank and The Bangas, photographed on Jan. 24, 2020 in West Hollywood, Calif. Anna Webber/Getty Images for Instagram/Faceb hide caption

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Tank and the Bangas' album tackles serious issues including the Capitol attack

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Tiny Desk Contest Family Hour

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From left: Norman Spence, Tarriona "Tank" Ball, Albert Allenback and Joshua Johnson are the New Orleans band Tank and the Bangas. Their new track for Morning Edition's Song Project was inspired by a collective feeling of restlessness in the COVID-19 era. Jamelle Tate/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tank And The Bangas Have 'Feelings' On The COVID-19 Era

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Cuban singer Cimafunk performs with Tank and the Bangas (winners of NPR's 2017 Tiny Desk Contest), The Soul Rebels and the Queen of the Guardians of the Flame during a concert at La Tropical in Havana. Eliana Aponte for NPR hide caption

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Tank and the Bangas perform with Cuban singer Cimafunk, the Soul Rebels and The Queen of the Guardians in Havana, Cuba. Eliana Aponte/NPR hide caption

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Tank And The Cubans: A Week In Havana

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Tank And The Cubans: A Week In Havana

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The All Songs Considered Holiday Extravaganza, 2019

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Clockwise from upper left: Burna Boy, Big Thief, Lizzo, Tyler, The Creator, Billie Eilish, Better Oblivion Community Center Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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ASC Year in Review 2019

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Lizzo and Lil Nas X, both nominees for best new artist at the 2020 Grammys, during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards on August 26, 2019. Kevin Mazur/WireImage hide caption

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