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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. 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. 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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Top row, left to right: Sonny Singh, Charlie Hickey, The Good Ones; Bottom row: Pink Floyd (left to right: Nitin Sawhney, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Guy Pratt) Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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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. 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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Top left: Florist; middle: Dana Gavanski; top right: dani mack; bottom right: Joan Shelley; bottom left: Craig Finn Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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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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Clockwise, from top left: Soul Glo, Kilo Kish, rusowsky, Jenny Hval, Jóhann Jóhannsson. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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

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Bronx rapper T-Shyne's latest project, Confetti Nights, is on our list of the week's best new releases. 300 Entertainment/ Young Stoner Life Records hide caption

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New Music Friday: The top 5 albums out on April 1

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Paramore's Brand New Eyes and Tracy Chapman's Tracy Chapman are featured in our Records That Changed Our Lives series. Photo Illustration by Estefania Mitre/NPR/Getty Images hide caption

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Records That Changed Our Lives: Finding hope in Tracy Chapman and 'Brand New Eyes'

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Clockwise from upper left: Angel Olsen, Arooj Aftab, Perfume Genius, Soccer Mommy Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Angel Olsen, Perfume Genius, Soccer Mommy, more

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Humble Quest, from Nashville singer Maren Morris, tops our shortlist this week of the best albums out on March 25. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The top 5 albums out on March 25

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PJ Harvey's Uh Huh Her and Tiger Trap's Tiger Trap are featured in our Records That Changed Our Lives series. Photo Illustration by Estefania Mitre/NPR/Getty Images hide caption

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Records That Changed Our Lives: Defying gatekeepers with 'Uh Huh Her' and Tiger Trap

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Clockwise from upper left: The Smile, Brittany Davis, Arcade Fire, Andrew Bird, Valerie June Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Arcade Fire, Valerie June, The Smile, Andrew Bird, more

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Rosalía's highly anticipated MOTOMAMI tops our shortlist of the best albums out on March 18. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The top 5 albums out on March 18

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Clockwise from upper left: Belle and Sebastian, Scout laRue Willis, Niia, Deer Scout Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Belle and Sebastian, Scout laRue Willis, Gang of Youths, More

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