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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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Left: José González; Top middle: Charlie Hickey; Right: Ethel Cain; Bottom middle: Francis Of Delirium Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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

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Hayley Williams. Her surprise new solo album, Flowers for Vases – descanos, is on our list of the best new albums out on Feb. 5. Lindsey Byrnes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Feb. 5

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"There's so many people who refuse to hear each other and refuse to understand," says Tamara Lindeman. "The album, I think, is in part about this process of moving through denial into understanding." Jeff Bierk/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Cassandra Jenkins, FKA twigs, Jazmine Sullivan, Ian Sweet, William Parker. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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The Best Music Of January: NPR Staff Picks

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Willie Jones. His latest full-length, Right Now, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on Jan. 22. Gordon Clark/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Jan. 22

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2021 Music Preview: 'Little Oblivions,' 'Collapsed In Sunbeams'

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Clockwise from top row: SPAZA, Wendy Eisenberg, Touché Amoré and Jean Dawson. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of October

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Black Thought. His latest, Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cane & Able, tops our shortlist of the best albums out on Oct. 16. Joshua Woods/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 16

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Future Islands. The band's latest release, As Long As You Are, tops our shortlist of the best new albums out on Oct. 9. Justin Flythe/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 9

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Clockwise from upper left: Purple Witch of Culver, Sam Amidon, Palberta, Gulfer, Maren Morris Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Maren Morris, Sam Amidon, Palberta, Gulfer, More

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Clockwise from upper left: Masego, Adrianne Lenker, La Dame Blanche, Theo Alexander and Waylon Payne. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of September

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