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Gorillaz. The virtual band's latest project, Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez, is on NPR Music's shortlist of the best new albums out on Oct. 23. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 23

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Clockwise from upper left: The Weather Station, Mary Lattimore, MILCK, Kacy & Clayton And Marlon Williams, Steady Holiday Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: MILCK, The Weather Station, Mary Lattimore, More

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Black Thought. His latest, Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cane & Able, tops our shortlist of the best albums out on Oct. 16. Joshua Woods/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 16

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Clockwise from top row: Mdou Moctar, Danielle Durack, Luluc, The Antlers Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Luluc, The Antlers, Squirrel Flower, More

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Future Islands. The band's latest release, As Long As You Are, tops our shortlist of the best new albums out on Oct. 9. Justin Flythe/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 9

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Clockwise from upper left: Purple Witch of Culver, Sam Amidon, Palberta, Gulfer, Maren Morris Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Maren Morris, Sam Amidon, Palberta, Gulfer, More

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BLACKPINK. The K-pop group's first Korean-language full-length, simply called The Album, is on NPR Music's shortlist of the best new records out on Oct. 2. YG Entertainment hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Oct. 2

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Clockwise from upper left: Beabadoobee, Fleet Foxes, Kurt Vile, Shamir, Darlingside Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Fleet Foxes, Kurt Vile With John Prine, Shamir, Beabadoobee, More

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Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider's Mass for the Endangered is a prayer for the wildlife on our planet. Anja Schutz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sarah Kirkland Snider's Mass, Rebooted For The 21st Century

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Public Enemy. Their latest release, What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down, is on our list of the best new albums out on Sept. 25. Eitan Miskevich/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Sept. 25

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Alicia Keys. Her new, self-titled album tops our shortlist of the best new albums out on Sept. 18. Milan Zirnic/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 9 Albums Out On Sept. 18

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Top row, left to right: Cautious Clay, Jeff Tweedy, Adrianne Lenker; Bottom row, left to right: Kevin Morby, Maple Glider Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Kevin Morby, Adrianne Lenker, Jeff Tweedy, Cautious Clay, More

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Rita Indiana released one of our favorite albums this week. Noelie Quintero/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out Sept. 11

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Bill Callahan released his new album, Gold Record, on Sept. 4. Hanly Banks Callahan/Courtesy of Drag City hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out Sept. 4

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Colin Meloy says that the idea for his new song came while watching a documentary on Slint's 1991 album Spiderland. Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On His New Song, Colin Meloy Gets Lost In 'Slint, Spiderland'

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