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Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band is centered on her unique and powerful voice; even decades after its release, it still sounds utterly fearless. Photo Illustration by Renee Klahr/NPR; Getty Images; Courtesy of Apple Records hide caption

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Clockwise, from top left: Little Simz, MUNA, Sun-El Musician, Jon Hopkins, Mon Laferte, Ada Lea. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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The Best Music of September: NPR Staff Picks

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Anthony Hamilton's Love is the New Black leads off this week's shortlist of the best new albums out Sept. 24. Antwon Maxwell/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Sept. 24

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CHVRCHES' fourth album, Screen Violence, is out Friday. Kevin J Thomson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Aug. 27

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The Killers' latest, Pressure Machine, is one of NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on Aug. 13. Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On Aug. 13

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The Chicago rap duo Abstract Mindstate's latest album, Dreams Still Inspire, is one of our picks for the best new releases out on Aug. 6. Mike Quain/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On Aug. 6

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