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

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Hayley Williams. Her debut solo album, Petals For Armor, tops this week's list of the best new albums out on May 8. Lindsey Byrnes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 9 Albums Out On May 8

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When recording her latest album Color Theory, Sophie Allison used everything from floppy disk samples, to drum machines, to bubble sound effects to create the sound she wanted. Brian Ziff/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Soccer Mommy On 'Color Theory': 'I Want To Keep Growing Until I Hit The Ceiling'

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