Lyndsey McKenna Assistant Editor-Audience Strategist, NPR Music
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"These songs make sense because I'm Black and because my voice ties these songs together," Bartees Strange says of Live Forever. "My legacy, my history, my ancestry ties this together." Julia Leiby/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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

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Burna Boy. His latest full-length, Twice as Tall, tops our list of the best new albums out this week. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Aug. 14, 2020

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

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Taylor Swift surprised fans with her eighth studio album, Folklore, released on July 24. Beth Garrabrant/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Taylor Swift's eighth album, Folklore, was surprise-released Friday. The record features production by The National's Aaron Dessner and a new set of songwriting tools. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Big Freedia. Her latest, Louder, is on our list of the best new releases out on March 13. Noam Galai/Getty Images hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top Ten Albums Out On March 13

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