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The four original members of R.E.M. — Mike Mills, Michael Stipe, Bill Berry and Peter Bucks — reunited and performed at the 2024 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony. L. Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall of Fame hide caption

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Actor, comedian and music superfan Jason Mantzoukas Matt Doyle Photo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Contenders, Vol. 11: Jason Mantzoukas

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Songwriter, out June 28, features early '90s demos by Johnny Cash with new backing tracks. Alan Messer hide caption

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With a new Johnny Cash album, examining when to release posthumous material

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Arooj Aftab's new album, Night Reign, is one of our favorite albums out May 31. Shreya Dev Dube/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best albums out May 31

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Artists like Superchunk, Neurosis, Pixies, Low, Mogwai and Joanna Newsom came to recording engineer Steve Albini when they had something righteous or defiant to proclaim. Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty hide caption

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Composer, singer-songwriter and producer Julia Holter joins us to play some of her favorite music ahead of her latest album, Something in the Room She Moves, due out in March. Camille Blake/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Contenders, Vol. 3: Our running list of the year's best songs

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