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The Life And Legacy Of Aretha Franklin: An All Songs Considered Remembrance

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Encore Episode: Hallelujah! The Songs We Should Retire

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The Band's Robbie Robertson Looks Back On 50 Years Of 'Music From Big Pink'

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Tell Me How You Really Feel: A Conversation with Courtney Barnett

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Phantastic Ferniture's self-titled debut is on our shortlist for the best albums out on July 27. Nick Mckk/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For July 27: Six Albums You Should Hear Now

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Newport Folk 2018 Preview: Cheech And Chong, Kaia Kater, Glorietta, And More

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Meg Myers' Take Me To The Disco is on our shortlist for the best albums out on July 20. Brantley Gutierrez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday for July 20: Six Albums You Should Hear Now

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New Mix: Metric, Villagers, Richard Thompson, Mirah, More

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Wiz Khalifa's long-awaited Rolling Papers 2 is on our short list for the best albums out on July 13. Jimmy Fontaine/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: July 13

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New Mix: Deafheaven, Tim Hecker, John Grant And More

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American Anthems: The Songs That Unite Us

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Florence the Machine's High as Hope is on our short list of the best albums out on June 29. Vincent Haycock/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For June 29: Seven Albums You Should Hear Now

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New Mix: The Decemberists, Bermuda Triangle, Justin Vernon And S. Carey, More

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Atticus Ross (left) and Trent Reznor (right) of Nine Inch Nails, whose new album Bad Witch is on our short list for the best releases of June 22. Corinne Schiavone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: June 22

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Roséwave defies easy definition; it's meant to be felt, not understood. Samantha Clark & Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Roséwave: This Summer, Think Pink

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Your Favorite New Artists Of 2018 (So Far)

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Christina Aguilera's Liberation comes out June 15. Luke Gilford/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For June 15: Six Albums You Should Hear Now

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Ben Gibbard Talks About Death Cab For Cutie's New Album And First Single, 'Gold Rush'

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New Mix: M. Ward, David Bowie Saxophonist Donny McCaslin, Sad Baxter, More

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Jorja Smith's debut album, Lost & Found, is one of the standouts for June 8 releases. Rashid Babiker/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For June 8: Six Albums You Should Hear Now

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New Mix: The 1975, Nothing, Laurie Anderson On Hurricane Sandy, More

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