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MUNA self-titled album tops this week's shortlist of the best albums out on June 24. Isaac Schneider/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out June 24

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Yaya Bey's latest, Remember Your North Star, tops this week's shortlist of the best albums out on June 17. Lawrence Agyei hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on June 17

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New Mix: S.G. Goodman, The A's, The Beths, Tamino, more

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FKJ's VINCENT is one of NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on June 10. Jack McKain/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on June 10

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New Mix: Death Cab For Cutie, Sylvan Esso, Lou Reed, NoSo, more

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Angel Olsen's Big Time is on NPR Music's shortlist of the best albums out on June 3. Angela Ricciardi hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on June 3

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NPR Music's best music of May includes (from top left, clockwise) Kendrick Lamar, Bad Bunny, Julia Reidy, Ravyn Lenae and Ethel Cain. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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NPR's favorite music of May, from a San Benito summer to an uneasy opus

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R&B singer UMI's debut full-length, Forest in the City is one of NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out on May 27. Eddie Mandell hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on May 27

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Harry's House, the latest solo album from former One Direction singer Harry Styles, tops this week's shortlist for the best albums out on May 20. Lillie Eiger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on May 20

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New Mix: Tiny Desk Contest winner Alisa Amador, SOAK, Jens Lekman, more

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Kendrick Lamar's Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers tops this week's shortlist for the best albums out on May 13. Renell Medrano/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on May 13

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Top row (left to right): Regina Spektor, Tomberlin, Stella Donnelly; Bottom row: Shane Cooper & MABUTA Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Regina Spektor, Stella Donnelly, Tomberlin, More

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Sharon Van Etten's We've Been Going About This All Wrong is on our shortlist of the best albums out on May 6. Michael Schmelling hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on May 6

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From left to right, clockwise: Pusha T, Myra Melford, Syd, Horace Andy, Straw Man Army. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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NPR's favorite music of April, from broken-hearted R&B to paranoid post-punk

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Toro y Moi's MAHAL tops this week's shortlist of the best albums out on April 29. Chris Maggio / LAUR hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on April 29

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Top right, left to right: Phoebe Bridgers, Quinn Christopherson, Lizzy McAlpine; bottom row: Wilco Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Phoebe Bridgers, Wilco, Quinn Christopherson, more

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Pusha T's It's Almost Dry tops our shortlist of the best new albums out this week. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on April 22

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New Mix: Pink Floyd, Patrick Watson, Sonny Singh, more

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Kaitlin Butts' what else can she do is one of the top releases out April 15. Mackenzie Ryan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 5 albums out on April 15

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New Mix: Joan Shelley, Craig Finn, Florist, more

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Syd, of The Internet, has a new solo album today called Broken Hearts Club, one of the notable releases on a crazy-packed release day. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on April 8

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NPR's favorite music of March, from sledgehammer punk to a radiant cantata

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