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Shabaka Hutchings has released a fantastic new album under his first name titled Perceive its Beauty, Acknowledge its Grace. Atiba Jefferson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best albums out April 12

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Texas funk trio Khruangbin are back with A La Sala this week. David Black/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best albums out April 5

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New Music Friday: The best albums out March 29

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Waxahatchee's Tigers Blood is one of the best releases out March 22. Molly Matalon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kacey Musgraves' album Deeper Well is one of a number of anticipated releases out March 15, 2024. Kelly Christine Sutton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best albums out March 15

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Kim Gordon's new album, The Collective, is out March 8. Danielle Neu/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Faye Webster's latest album, Underdressed at the Symphony, is out March 1, 2024. Michael Tyrone Delaney/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best albums out March 1

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With The Past Is Still Alive, Hurray for the Riff Raff's Alynda Segarra has created a epic tale of life on the road, a nearly mythic version of their own life story that stands alongside other great American musical travelogues. Denny/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best albums out Feb. 23

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Our hosts are digging the new album by Gaby Moreno. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Brittany Howard is back. Bobbi Rich/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Brittany Howard and a new era of musical masters

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Will Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell win their third record of the year award at the Grammys? Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy hide caption

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New Music Friday: What Were The Grammys Made For?

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New Music Friday: 21 Savage's 'American Dream'

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Dua Lipa, whose 2020 album Future Nostalgia produced multiple '80s and '90s pop-inspired hits, has released a new single, "Houdini," that hints at another layer of retro revival. Tyrone Lebon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Setting our sights on the biggest music stories of the 2024

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2 Chainz and Lil Wayne teamed up for Welcome 2 Collegrove. Courtesy of Def Jam hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on Nov. 17

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PinkPantheress' debut studio album Heaven Knows tops our shortlist of the best new releases out this week. Aidan Zamiri/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on Nov. 10

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Tkay Maidza's Sweet Justice is one of NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on Nov. 3. Dana Trippe/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on Nov. 3

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Chronicles of a Diamond, the long-awaited sophomore full-length from Black Pumas, is one of NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on Oct. 27. Jody Domingue/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on Oct. 27

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Sampha's LAHAI tops our shortlist for the best releases out this week. Jesse Crankson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on Oct. 20

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L'Rain's new album, I Killed Your Dog, is one of our favorite releases of the week. Tonje Thilesen/Courtest of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out Oct. 13

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Earl Sweatshirt. Ryo Tanzawa/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out Oct. 6

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Jorja Smith's long-awaited sophomore full-length, Falling or Flying, tops our shortlist for the best albums out this week. Mike Excell/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out Sept. 29

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