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Amber Mark's stunning debut, Three Dimensions Deep, is on our shortlist of the best albums out on Jan. 28. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The top 5 albums out on Jan. 28

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NPR's Bobby Carter on why a 2020 song should be included on 2021's best music lists

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HBO's Insecure not only identified a shift in Black music over the last five years, it helped distinguish it. Glen Wilson/HBO hide caption

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Legacy, Okay?! For Black musicians, 'Insecure' created a new world of possibilities

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Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars, together as Silk Sonic. Their debut, An Evening with Silk Sonic, tops our shortlist of the week's best new albums. Silk Sonic hide caption

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New Music Friday: The top 6 albums out on Nov. 12

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