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Let's Rock, The Black Keys' first album in five years, returns to the stripped-down, chugging blues-rock of the duo's early days. Alysse Gafkjen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After Years Apart, The Black Keys Get Back To Basics

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Clockwise from left: Lizzo, Gary Clark Jr., Maggie Rogers Lizzo (Lissa Alicia/WXPN), Gary Clark Jr. (Frank Maddocks/Courtesy of the artist), Maggie Rogers (Olivia Bee/Courtesy of the artist) hide caption

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Gary Clark Jr. On World Cafe

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Rapper Freddie Gibbs and Madlib. Their latest project, Bandana is on our short list of the best albums out on June 28. Nick Walker/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On June 28

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Paul and Joe DeGeorge (left and right, respectively) of Harry and the Potters, photographed in 2005. That same year, the brothers founded the Harry Potter Alliance, which encourages young readers of the eponymous book series to become active in their communities. Dina Rudick/The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Johnathan Rice On World Cafe

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The Raconteurs (L-R): Jack Lawrence, Jack White, Patrick Keeler, Brendan Benson David James Swanson/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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The Raconteurs Mark Its Return: 'We Have This Chemistry'

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Willie Nelson's Ride Me Back Home is out today. Pamela Springsteen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Willie Nelson On World Cafe

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Lil Nas X. His debut EP 7 is on our shortlist for the best releases out on June 21. Tanima Mehrotra/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums For June 21

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Masayuki Takayanagi on the cover of April is the cruellest month, a blasted 1975 session now available on vinyl for the first time. Tatsuo Minami/Courtesy of Blank Forms Editions hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Billie Eilish, Maggie Rogers, Nilüfer Yanya, Better Oblivion Community Center, Lil Nas X Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Poll Results: Your Favorite New Artists Of 2019 (So Far)

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