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New Mix: Sharon Van Etten, SOAK, Miya Folick & More

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New Music Friday For Oct. 12: 6 Albums You Should Hear Now

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Adrianne Lenker Of Big Thief On 'abysskiss' And How Songs Can Heal

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New Music Friday For Oct. 5: Cat Power And 7 Other Albums You Should Hear Now

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Cher's ABBA tribute album, "Dancing Queen," is on our list of essential albums out on Sept. 28. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For Sept. 28: Seven Albums You Should Hear Now

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New Mix: Jeff Tweedy, Allen Tate, Charly Bliss, Bad Moves, More

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Prince's posthumous release Piano and a Microphone, 1983 is on our list of the best albums out on Sep. 21. Mike Maloney/Mirrorpix/Getty Images hide caption

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New Music Friday For Sep. 21: Eight Albums You Should Hear Now

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The Best Of AMERICANAFEST 2018

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Rapper Noname's Room 25 is our pick for one of the best albums out on Sep. 14. Chantal Anderson hide caption

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New Music Friday For Sep. 14: Seven Albums You Should Hear Now

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New Mix: Thom Yorke, Sylvan Esso, Buke & Gase, More

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Paul McCartney's Egypt Station is on our shortlist for the week's best new albums, out on Sep. 7. Mary McCartney hide caption

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New Music Friday For Sep. 7: Eight Albums You Should Hear Now

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Troye Sivan's Bloom is on our short list of the best albums out on Aug. 31. Heidi Silmane/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For Aug. 31: Six Albums You Should Hear Now

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New Mix: Cat Power, Laura Gibson, Greg Laswell, Anna Calvi, More

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Bas' new album Milky Way is on our shortlist for the best albums out on Aug. 24. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For Aug. 24: Seven Albums You Should Hear Now

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A Conversation On The Greatest Songs By 21st Century Women+

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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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