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Singer and rapper Jesse Markin. His new album, Noir, is on our shortlist for the best releases out on June 11. Tero Ahonen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On June 11

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Top row, left to right: Rita Payés, ILoveMakonnen, Flock of Dimes, Zao, Toumani Diabaté, Pom Pom Squad. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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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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New Mix: Lucy Dacus, Ben Howard, Cautious Clay, Kelli Scarr & More

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Elizabeth Ziman of Elizabeth and the Catapult. The band's latest full-length, Sincerely, e is one of our picks for the best new albums out on March 5. Seth Caplan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On March 5

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Singer Sam Dew. His debut solo album, Moonlit Fools, is on our list of the best new releases out on Feb. 26. Christian Lanza/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Feb. 26

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New Mix: José González, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney, Charlie Hickey, More

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