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Gorillaz. The virtual band's latest project, Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez, is on NPR Music's shortlist of the best new albums out on Oct. 23. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 23

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Black Thought. His latest, Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cane & Able, tops our shortlist of the best albums out on Oct. 16. Joshua Woods/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 16

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Clockwise from top row: Mdou Moctar, Danielle Durack, Luluc, The Antlers Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Luluc, The Antlers, Squirrel Flower, More

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Britton Smith was a standout entrant to the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest. Hannah Sider for Boys by Girls/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Dust Off Your Wings': Tiny Desk Contestant Britton Smith On Pride And Potential

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Future Islands. The band's latest release, As Long As You Are, tops our shortlist of the best new albums out on Oct. 9. Justin Flythe/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 9

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Clockwise from upper left: Purple Witch of Culver, Sam Amidon, Palberta, Gulfer, Maren Morris Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Maren Morris, Sam Amidon, Palberta, Gulfer, More

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BLACKPINK. The K-pop group's first Korean-language full-length, simply called The Album, is on NPR Music's shortlist of the best new records out on Oct. 2. YG Entertainment hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Oct. 2

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Clockwise from upper left: Masego, Adrianne Lenker, La Dame Blanche, Theo Alexander and Waylon Payne. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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

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Clockwise from upper left: Beabadoobee, Fleet Foxes, Kurt Vile, Shamir, Darlingside Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Fleet Foxes, Kurt Vile With John Prine, Shamir, Beabadoobee, More

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Meaghan Maples, aka Mama Haze, was one of the standout artists in the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Medicating With Music': How One Tiny Desk Contest Entrant Heals Through Song

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Public Enemy. Their latest release, What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down, is on our list of the best new albums out on Sept. 25. Eitan Miskevich/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Sept. 25

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Yusuf Cat Stevens' Tea For The Tillerman 2 reimagines the original album he first released 50 years ago. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Yusuf Cat Stevens On Remaking 'Tea For The Tillerman' 50 Years Later

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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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Top row, left to right: Cautious Clay, Jeff Tweedy, Adrianne Lenker; Bottom row, left to right: Kevin Morby, Maple Glider Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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

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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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