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In his first two albums, Maxo Kream mined his family history for material. His latest, Weight of the World, continues on that theme, marking his transition to family breadwinner. Justin Heron/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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K-pop singer CL's debut solo album, ALPHA, is one of our picks for the best releases out on Oct. 22. Courtesy of Very Cherry hide caption

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New Music Friday: The top 8 albums out on Oct. 22

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Atlanta rapper Young Thug's second official studio album, Punk, is among our picks for the best new releases out on Oct. 15. Brandon Lee/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The top 6 albums out on Oct. 15

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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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Lil Nas X's debut album Montero features Billboard charting artists Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat and Elton John. Charlotte Rutherford/Columbia Records hide caption

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J Balvin's JOSE is on our shortlist for the best albums out on Sept. 10. VIVIIMAGE/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 11 Albums Out On Sept. 10

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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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On Muthaland, bbymutha's songs play out as if she's rebuilding her confidence in real time. Photo Illustration by Renee Klahr, Amna Ijaz/NPR; Courtesy of The Muthaboard hide caption

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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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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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Willow's Lately I Feel Everything, a surprising turn toward pop-punk, tops our list of the best albums out on July 16. Dana Trippe/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On July 16

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Snoh Aalegra's Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies is one of NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on July 9. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On July 9

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