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New Music Friday: The best albums out May 24

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New Music Friday: The best albums out May 17

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The Contenders, Vol. 9: The songs we can't stop playing this week

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Grupo Frontera, a Texan group that has become one of the most beloved acts of the Mexican regional movement, released its second album, Jugando a Que No Pasa Nada, on May 10 Eric Rojas/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mother's Day Special: Celebrating moms and the music they loved

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You could call Dua Lipa's third album, Radical Optimism, the further adventures in the pop music time machine. Tyrone Lebon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best albums out May 3

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The Contenders, Vol. 8: The songs we can't stop playing this week

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New Music Friday: The best albums out April 26

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Cruel songs for the cruelest month

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Taylor Swift's new album, The Tortured Poets Department, immediately became one of the most anticipated releases of 2024 when she announced it on stage at the Grammy Awards in February. Beth Garrabrant/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets' and the best albums out April 19

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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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