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Alicia Keys. Her new, self-titled album tops our shortlist of the best new albums out on Sept. 18. Milan Zirnic/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 9 Albums Out On Sept. 18

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New Mix: Kevin Morby, Adrianne Lenker, Jeff Tweedy, Cautious Clay, More

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Rita Indiana released one of our favorite albums this week. Noelie Quintero/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out Sept. 11

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Clockwise from upper left: Afel Bocoum, The Front Bottoms, Spacemoth, Joe Wong, Asaf Avidan. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: The Front Bottoms, Joe Wong, Afel Bocoum, Asaf Avidan And More

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Danielle Ponder's song "Poor Man's Pain" was a standout Tiny Desk Contest entry this year. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tiny Desk Contestant Danielle Ponder On Telling Stories That Matter Through Music

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Bill Callahan released his new album, Gold Record, on Sept. 4. Hanly Banks Callahan/Courtesy of Drag City hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out Sept. 4

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Angel Olsen's Whole New Mess is one of our favorite albums out Aug. 28 Kylie Coutts/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out Aug. 28

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Clockwise from upper left: Death Cab for Cutie in 2005, Sam Cooke, John Vanderslice, Shel Silverstein Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Hear The First Ever 'All Songs Considered' Podcast, From 2005

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"I've always loved music," says Lauren Eylise. "It's my second language." Her song "Peaks and Valleys" caught the attention of NPR Music's judges for the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest Kevin J. Watkins/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Meet Lauren Eylise, A Standout Performer From The 2020 Tiny Desk Contest

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The rapper, singer and New York Times bestselling author Lecrae. His latest release, Restoration, is on our shortlist for the best new albums out on Aug. 21. Alex Harper/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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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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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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The Airborne Toxic Event's Mikel Jollett Recounts His Astonishing Life Story

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Portland rapper Aminé. His sophomore full-length, Limbo, tops our shortlist for the week's best new albums. Micaiah Carter/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Linda Diaz is the winner of the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Meet Linda Diaz, The Winner Of The 2020 Tiny Desk Contest

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Announcing The Winner Of The 2020 Tiny Desk Contest

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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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Brandy. Her latest release, B7, tops our shortlist for the best new albums out on July 31. Beau Blanks/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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