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Anderson .Paak's Oxnard, one of the year's most anticipated albums, is on our short list for the best new releases out on Nov. 16. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TIDAL hide caption

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New Music Friday For Nov. 16: 7 Albums You Should Hear Now

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"I've always strived for the feeling that I have now," Jacob Banks says. Grace Rivera/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jacob Banks Doesn't Rush His Music: 'Time Is The Only Currency That Matters To Me'

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In 'Lady Lady,' Masego Puts 'Trap House Jazz' On Display

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Empress Of's latest album, Us, is out Oct. 19, via Terrible Records. Adam Elramly/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Empress Of Pivots From 'Me' To 'Us'

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Sylvester performs with his band at the Los Angeles club Whisky a Go Go in 1972. Richard Creamer/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Bigger Than Disco, 'You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)' Is A Celebration Of Self

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Leon Bridges On World Cafe

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