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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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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 Mix: Courtney Barnett, Ben Gibbard And Tycho, Sparks, More

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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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New Mix: Aldous Harding, Clairo, Matthew E. White, More

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Chicago rapper G Herbo's latest album, 25, is one of NPR Music's picks for the best releases out on July 2. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On July 2

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Brandi Carlile On The Radical Vulnerability Of Joni Mitchell's 'Blue'

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Doja Cat's latest full-length, Planet Her, is on our shortlist of the best albums out June 25. David LaCapelle/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On June 25

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The Best New Artists Of 2021 (So Far)

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The singer known as H.E.R. Her latest full-length, Back of My Mind is on our shortlist of the best albums out on June 18. Tim Saccenti/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On June 18

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Calvin The II entered the song "Black" into the 2021 Tiny Desk Contest. YouTube/NPR hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Lorde (from her video for the song "Solar Power"), The Go! Team, Azure Ray, The Goon Sax Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Lorde, Pokey LaFarge, The Go! Team, Azure Ray, More

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Singer and rapper Jesse Markin. His new album, Noir, is on our shortlist for the best releases out on June 11. Tero Ahonen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Raine Stern entered the 2021 Tiny Desk Contest with the song "Touchin' Don't Feel Right" YouTube/NPR hide caption

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