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The Hong Kong-based singer-songwriter Cehryl. Her latest release, Time Machine, is one of our picks for the best albums out on April 9. Jonny Ho/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 9 Albums Out On April 9

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On April 2

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In 'Sound Of Metal,' Riz Ahmed Rages Against Silence

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Jon Batiste. His monumental new album, We Are, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on March 19. Louis Browne/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 9 Albums Out On March 19

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Singer Valerie June. Her new album, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers, is on our shortlist for the best releases out on March 12. Renata Raksha/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On March 12

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Pink Sweat$. His debut full-length, Pink Planet, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on Feb. 12. Jimmy Fontaine/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Feb. 12

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