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Bella Poarch's debut EP Dolls is on our shortlist of the best releases out on Aug. 12. Marcelo Cantu hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on Aug. 12

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Top row, left to right: Vieux Farka Touré, Hermanos Gutiérrez, dodie; Bottom row, left to right: Young Jesus, Spring Summer, Plains Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: dodie, Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin, Young Jesus, more

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Lauv longs for the happiness of childhood on 'All 4 Nothing'

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Doechii's she / her / black bitch tops our shortlist of the best new releases out on Aug. 5. Chris Parsons/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on Aug. 5

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The best music release in July includes albums by (from top left, clockwise) Maggie Rogers, Caterina Barbieri, Beyoncé, Bear1Boss and Johnny Gandelsman. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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NPR's favorite music of July, from thundering pop to ecstatic electronics

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