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Kimbra's Primal Heart is one of our picks for the most essential albums out on April 20. Nick Spanos/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: April 20

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Lord Huron's Vide Noir comes out April 20 via Whispering Pines/Republic Records. Pamela Littky/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJ: Lord Huron On The Songs That Shaped The Cinematic 'Vide Noir'

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Slash performs his epic guitar solo in the Guns And Roses video "November Rain." Youtube screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Swan Songs: Music For Your Final Exit

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Tinashe's Joyride is one of the standout albums being released on April 13. Dennis Leupold/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: April 13

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New Mix: Ólafur Arnalds, Khruangbin, Whyte Horses, Ari Roar, More

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Kylie Minogue's Golden is among the best new albums out on Apr. 6. Simon Emmett/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: April 6

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New Mix: Young Fathers, Confidence Man, A Stunning Tiny Desk Contest Entry, More

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Hayley Kiyoko's debut album Expectations is out now on Atlantic. Amanda Charchian/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: March 30

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New Mix: Guided By Voices, Fantastic Negrito, A Stella Donnelly Lullaby, More

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Jack White's Boarding House Reach is out today on Third Man. David James Swanson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: March 23

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Clockwise from upper left: Sudan Archives, THICK, Gato Preto, Saint Sister, Surma Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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SXSW 2018 Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments

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Clockwise from upper left: Descartes A Kant, Chloe Foy, Dave B, Pale Waves, Nailah Blackman Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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The All Songs Considered SXSW Preview, 2018

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India.Arie, performing onstage during the pre-telecast Grammy Awards ceremony in New York City in January 2018. Theo Wargo/Getty Images hide caption

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All Songs +1: India.Arie Talks About Worth And The Grammys

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Brantley Gutierrez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJ: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Hop Across An Eclectic Playlist

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My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields Gets Deep Into 'Loveless'

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Clockwise from upper left: Kacey Musgraves, Yo La Tengo, Yuno, Parquet Courts Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Kacey Musgraves, Parquet Courts, Yo La Tengo, More

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Clockwise from upper left: Courtney Barnett, Anna Von Hauswolff, Exitmusic, Okkervil River Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Courtney Barnett, Exitmusic, Okkervil River, More

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Rejjie Snow's full-length label debut, Dear Annie, is out now on 300 Entertainment. Alexandra Gavillet/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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All Songs +1: Rejjie Snow Talks Black-Irish Identity, Relationships And Bad Rap

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A drawing of Melina Duterte and Michelle Zauner by Margo Hurst (@margoshmargo). Jay Som and Japanese Breakfast are touring the West Coast from Feb. 15 to Feb. 24. Margo Hurst/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJ: Love Songs With Jay Som And Japanese Breakfast

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New Mix: Girlpool, Superorganism, The Messthetics, More

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Clockwise from upper left: Many Rooms, Wye Oak, Let's Eat Grandma, José González. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Wye Oak, José González, Let's Eat Grandma, More

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