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The Essex singer Dodie. Her debut full-length, Build A Problem, tops our shortlist of the best new albums out on May 7. Parri Thomas/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On May 7

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Some of us feel like we're in a waiting period of sorts, so we have three songs to keep you company while you wistfully look out a window. Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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HOMECOMING: A film by Beyoncé captures the artist's process of putting on headlining appearances at the 2018 Coachella Music Festival. Courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment hide caption

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Beyoncé and Megan Thee Stallion accept the best rap performance award for "Savage" during Sunday's Grammy Awards. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy hide caption

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Our 2021 Grammys Recap

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Patrick Fugit and Kate Hudson in Cameron Crowe's 2000 film Almost Famous. Neal Preston/Dreamworks Llc/Kobal/Shutterstock hide caption

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Mackenzie Davis and Kristen Stewart star in Hulu's holiday film Happiest Season. Hulu hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Bartees Strange, Kelly Lee Owens, Bright Eyes, Victoria Monét. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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

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Clockwise from upper left: First Aid Kit, Ólafur Arnalds, Anjimile, Pillow Queens, Sonny Singh Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Ólafur Arnalds, First Aid Kit, More

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Top row, left to right: Madeline Kenney, Christian Sands, Gabriel Garzon Montano; Bottom row, left to right: Taylor Swift, Maria Schneider, Nubya Garcia Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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

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Janelle Monáe's coming out as a "free-ass motherf*****" "helped me carve space for myself," says Cyrena Touros. Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Phoebe Bridgers is one of the most prolific young songwriters to emerge in the last several years. Her second solo album, Punisher, is out now. Frank Ockenfels/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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It 'Feels Like A Graduation': Phoebe Bridgers On 'Punisher'

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Clockwise from upper left: Gracie and Rachel, A.O. Gerber, Shamir, Hania Rani Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: H.E.R., Shamir, Gracie And Rachel, More

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