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Pusha T's It's Almost Dry is one of NPR Music's top 20 hip-hop albums of 2022. Photo Illustration: Jackie Lay/NPR/Derek White/Getty Images for The Recording Academy hide caption

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Artists featured on the best music of October episode (from top left, clockwise): Maral, Open Mike Eagle, Natalia Lafourcade, Víkingur Ólafsson, Plains. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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NPR's favorite music of October, from ancestral grooves to hip-hop nostalgia

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WILLOW's is one of the best albums out Oct. 7. Dana Trippe/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Black Thought. His latest, Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cane & Able, tops our shortlist of the best albums out on Oct. 16. Joshua Woods/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 16

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