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The rapper Goldlink. His new album, Diaspora, is on our shortlist for the best new releases of the week. Joyce Ng/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out June 14

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Ace Of Cups On World Cafe

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Hayes Carll On World Cafe

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New Mix: Joan Shelley, Seratones, Haybaby And More

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The National On World Cafe

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The English roots-rock and folk duo Ida Mae. Their debut full-length Chasing Lights is on our short list of the best new albums out on June 7. Dean Chalkey/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On June 7

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Norah Jones On World Cafe

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Iron & Wine's Sam Beam teams up with Calexico for Years to Burn, their first album-length collaboration since 2005. Piper Ferguson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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