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On her self-titled debut album, Rina Sawayama borrows from all corners of the pop world to explore depression, her fight to preserve her Japanese heritage and the legacy of family strife. Hendrik Schneider/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rina Sawayama Embraces The Pain On Her Beautifully Messy Debut

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With 'Future Nostalgia,' Dua Lipa Reminds Us How To Feel Care-Free

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Lisa Mezzacappa's 'Cosmicomics' Riffs On Italo Calvino's Scientific Surrealism

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Deap Lips is a collaboration between Deap Vally and members of The Flaming Lips. Its debut is "a psychedelic dream with jagged edges," perfect for quarantine listening, our critic writes. Erika Mugglin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Deap Lips' Debut Is An Interstellar Excursion For The Quarantined Mind

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Mixing Colours is Roger and Brian Eno's first release as a duo. Bee Eno and Mary Evers/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Roger And Brian Eno's First Album Together Comes At The Perfect Time

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Jazz Guitarist Jeff Parker Crosses Musical Genres On 'Suite For Max Brown'

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K-Pop Band BTS Proves Its Skill And Influence On 'Map Of The Soul: 7'

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Kassa Overall calls himself a "backpack jazz producer." He recorded his new album I Think I'm Good by capturing free-form jazz exploration and then chopping the recordings on his laptop. Spencer Ostrander/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'I Think I'm Good,' Kassa Overall Expands The Realm Of Jazz/Hip-Hop Fusion

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Best Coast Achieves A New, More Poignant Power On 'Almost Tomorrow'

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When recording her latest album Color Theory, Sophie Allison used everything from floppy disk samples, to drum machines, to bubble sound effects to create the sound she wanted. Brian Ziff/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Soccer Mommy On 'Color Theory': 'I Want To Keep Growing Until I Hit The Ceiling'

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Pat Metheny's latest album From This Place features the same lyrical guitar work that he has been known for while also exploring new cinematic sounds. Florian Thoss/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Pat Metheny's Lyricism Still Shines On Cinematic Album 'From This Place'

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Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt Is Understated And Nuanced On 'The Art Of Intimacy, Vol. 1'

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British composer Thomas Adès leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and soloist Kirill Gerstein, in the premiere performances of his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra at Symphony Hall in Boston. Winslow Townson/Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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