August 8, 2022 Rather than a tribute to the beloved Canadian diva, "Celine" is actually a touching ode to Quinn Christopherson's mother.
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July 26, 2022 Palm's inventive art rock is dizzying, unpredictable and, especially in its live incarnation, occasionally transcendent – in the band's best moments, it makes discordance sound sublime.
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July 26, 2022 The beloved Boston indie-rock band has remastered Alam No Hris for a 10-year anniversary reissue. "Solitaire," a fan favorite, is song about malaise feel nearly anthemic.
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July 19, 2022 A song about a monumental loss, "Witness" starts off languid and pensive before the desperation ratchets up, its beautifully tangled guitars turning menacing.
MUNA self-titled album tops this week's shortlist of the best albums out on June 24.
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June 24, 2022 NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include new ones from the electro-pop band MUNA, R&B singer GIVĒON, country star Jimmie Allen, Soccer Mommy and more.
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Yaya Bey's latest, Remember Your North Star, tops this week's shortlist of the best albums out on June 17.
June 17, 2022 NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include new ones from R&B singer Yaya Bey, the shape-shifting rock of Bartees Strange, Perfume Genius, DJ and producer J. Rocc and more.
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Is there anyone more deserving of a chart-altering music sync than Kate Bush?
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June 11, 2022 NPR Music staffers convene to offer up the Kate Bush tracks we think deserve a powerful, paradigm-shifting sync in a television show or movie.
Angel Olsen's Big Time is on NPR Music's shortlist of the best albums out on June 3.
June 3, 2022 The week's best new albums include Fantastic Negrito's White Jesus Black Problems, Angel Olsen's Big Time, rapper Namir Blade's sci-fi-inspired Metropolis, 070 Shake's You Can't Kill Me and more.
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May 24, 2022 Delightfully weird, minimalist and dark, Alex G's got a knack for making good fortune sound dangerous.
Ada Lea performs a Tiny Desk (home) concert.
May 24, 2022 In her Tiny Desk (home) concert, Ada Lea performs four sharply detailed and dreamy songs.
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May 19, 2022 Rina Sawayama packs a Shania Twain reference, an over-the-top guitar solo, a rebuke of paparazzi callousness and a kiss-off into the space of a glammy, country-pop inspired banger.
Sharon Van Etten's latest album, We've Been Going About This All Wrong, is tribute to how impossible and necessary it feels to care for each other.
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May 6, 2022 On her new album, We've Been Going About This All Wrong, Van Etten turns her steady gaze towards the wreckage of the last few years and still finds a way to prioritize compassion.
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April 11, 2022 After going viral just a year ago, the teen punk band returns to "blow the roof off" the library.
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April 1, 2022 Listening to Duster is like watching a star explode in slow motion. The indie-rock band surprise-released its new album, Together, today.
Paramore's Brand New Eyes and Tracy Chapman's Tracy Chapman are featured in our Records That Changed Our Lives series.
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March 30, 2022 What record changed your life? NPR Music's Turning the Tables, which challenges sexism in the pop music canon, asked writers that question. Every week in March, we're diving into their answers.
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