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Kanye West, pictured at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California. His long-awaited album, DONDA is on NPR Music's shortlist of the best releases out on July 23. Rich Fury/VF20/Getty Images for Vanity Fair hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On July 23

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The singer known as H.E.R. Her latest full-length, Back of My Mind is on our shortlist of the best albums out on June 18. Tim Saccenti/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On June 18

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Rostam. His second solo full-length, Changepobia, is on our shortlist of the best albums out on June 4. Olivia Bee/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On June 4

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Mereba's new EP, Azeb, is out now. Breyona Holt/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On May 28

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Singer Allison Russell Shares Personal Saga Of Trauma And Triumph On 'Outside Child'

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Dawn Richard Documents Her Mother's Dreams

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Marie Ulven, who writes and records as girl in red. Her debut full-length, If I Could Make It Go Quiet, is on our shortlist of the best albums out on April 30. Jonathan Kise/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On April 30

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Singer and rapper Houston Kendrick. His new album, Small Infinity, tops our shortlist of the best albums out on April 23. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On April 23

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Miko Marks' latest album is Our Country. Throughout her career, she's deepened her connection to her ancestors while elaborating on the possibilities of all the styles that speak to her. Beto Lopez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In the past year, Joy Oladokun has been tapped for visibility-boosting initiatives, performed on late-night shows and had her songs placed on primetime TV. Noah Tidmore/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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

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Singer and rapper Noga Erez. Her new album, KIDS, is one of our top picks for the best albums out on Mar. 26. Dudi Hasson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On March 26

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"I'm a person who spends a lot of time in my songwriting and in my daily life having an internal freakout about specifically which terminology I'm using for any conversation," Julien Baker tells NPR. Alysse Gafkjen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Animated Craft Of Julien Baker

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