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The Contenders, Vol. 7: The songs we can't stop playing this week

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Shabaka Hutchings has released a fantastic new album under his first name titled Perceive its Beauty, Acknowledge its Grace. Atiba Jefferson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best albums out April 12

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Songs to make you laugh, with 'Weird Al' Yankovic

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Texas funk trio Khruangbin are back with A La Sala this week. David Black/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Contenders Vol. 6: The songs we can't stop playing this week

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New Music Friday: The best albums out March 29

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Relax: Songs to calm the nerves

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Waxahatchee's Tigers Blood is one of the best releases out March 22. Molly Matalon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cellis Maya Beiser offers a remarkable interpretation of Terry Riley's In C on her latest album. Boyang Hu/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Contenders, Vol. 5: Our running list of the year's best songs

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Kacey Musgraves' album Deeper Well is one of a number of anticipated releases out March 15, 2024. Kelly Christine Sutton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best albums out March 15

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Spring preview 2024

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Kim Gordon's new album, The Collective, is out March 8. Danielle Neu/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Madi Diaz's new album, Weird Faith, includes the deeply affecting song, "God Person," one of our best-of-the-year contenders. Muriel Margaret/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Contenders, Vol. 4: Our running list of the year's best songs

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Faye Webster's latest album, Underdressed at the Symphony, is out March 1, 2024. Michael Tyrone Delaney/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best albums out March 1

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Beck's 'Loser' at 30 and the golden age of slacker rock

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With The Past Is Still Alive, Hurray for the Riff Raff's Alynda Segarra has created a epic tale of life on the road, a nearly mythic version of their own life story that stands alongside other great American musical travelogues. Denny/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best albums out Feb. 23

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Composer, singer-songwriter and producer Julia Holter joins us to play some of her favorite music ahead of her latest album, Something in the Room She Moves, due out in March. Camille Blake/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Contenders, Vol. 3: Our running list of the year's best songs

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Mix messages: Listeners share the songs that say 'I've got a crush on you'

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New Music Friday: Brittany Howard and a new era of musical masters

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"Crowded Roomz," the latest single from Nia Archives, is one of the tracks we can't stop playing this week. Lola Banet/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Contenders, Vol. 2: Our running list of the year's best songs

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