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Chaka Khan's Hello Happiness is on our short list of the best albums out on Feb. 15. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top Six Albums Out Feb. 15

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Music Inspired By The Film Roma is on our short list of the best albums out on Feb. 8. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out Feb. 8

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Maggie Rogers' Heard It In A Past Life is on our short list for the best albums out on Jan. 18. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For Jan. 18: 7 Albums You Should Hear Now

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Bruce Springsteen at the final performance of Springsteen on Broadway, among the 100-plus songs, albums and live shows picked by members of NPR Music's team as the best musical moments of 2018. Taylor Hill/Getty Images hide caption

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Soul singer Aretha Franklin poses for a portrait in 1964. Michael Ochs Archives/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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In Memoriam 2018: The Musicians We Lost

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Kacey Musgraves had one of country music's biggest albums of 2018, but it came only after she shrugged off any lingering obligation to pursue radio airplay. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Stagecoach hide caption

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