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Left: LUMP; Middle top: Torres; Top right: Rodrigo Amarante; Bottom: Caveman Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Torres, The Laura Marling Project LUMP, Rodrigo Amarante And More

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The Essex singer Dodie. Her debut full-length, Build A Problem, tops our shortlist of the best new albums out on May 7. Parri Thomas/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On May 7

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Marie Ulven, who writes and records as girl in red. Her debut full-length, If I Could Make It Go Quiet, is on our shortlist of the best albums out on April 30. Jonathan Kise/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On April 30

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Gregory Alan Isakov (left) and The Lumineers cover one another's work on Amerikinda: 20 Years of Dualtone, a new compilation celebrating the Nashville label's artists and alums. Rebecca Caridad/Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Top row, left to right: Ballaké Sissoko, Lau Noah, Faye Webster; Bottom row: Manchester Orchestra Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Manchester Orchestra, Ballaké Sissoko, Faye Webster, More

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Singer and rapper Houston Kendrick. His new album, Small Infinity, tops our shortlist of the best albums out on April 23. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On April 23

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Top left: Field Music; Top right: George Martin; Middle: Uwade; Bottom left: Lucy Dacus; Bottom middle: Smoothboi Ezra; Bottom right: Rosie Tucker Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Lucy Dacus, Producer George Martin's Secret 'Ray Cathode' Project, More

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U.K. rapper AJ Tracey. His sophomore full-length, Flu Game, is on our shortlist of the best albums out on April 16. Michael O'Donnel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On April 16

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Clockwise from upper left: Sufjan Stevens, Jess Locke, Squirrrel Flower, Page McConnell, Mabe Fratti Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Sufjan Stevens, Phish's Page McConnell, Squirrel Flower, More

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Mon Laferte's new album is called SEIS. Mayra Ortiz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Speed Dating Through Spring's New Music

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The Hong Kong-based singer-songwriter Cehryl. Her latest release, Time Machine, is one of our picks for the best albums out on April 9. Jonny Ho/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 9 Albums Out On April 9

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Clockwise from upper left: Skullcrusher, Rhiannon Giddens, Wallice, Bachelor (feat. Jay Som and Palehound) and Major Murphy Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Rhiannon Giddens, A Jay Som-Palehound Collaboration, First Aid Kit, More

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Sara Watkins Reimagines Childhood Music On Beautiful New Album

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Singer and rapper Noga Erez. Her new album, KIDS, is one of our top picks for the best albums out on Mar. 26. Dudi Hasson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On March 26

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Clockwise from upper left: Kishi Bashi, Gem Club, Madi Diaz, Montparnasse Musique, Toumani Diabaté. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Kishi Bashi, Toumani Diabaté, Madi Diaz, More

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Jon Batiste. His monumental new album, We Are, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on March 19. Louis Browne/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 9 Albums Out On March 19

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Three of the women who sing about their plight — and their hopes — on the album I've Forgotten Now Who I Used To Be. Their names are withheld to protect their physical safety because they have been accused of witchcraft. Marilena Umuhoza Delli hide caption

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'I Must Build A New Home' -- A Song From The Album

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Singer Valerie June. Her new album, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers, is on our shortlist for the best releases out on March 12. Renata Raksha/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On March 12

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Top row, left to right: Matilda Mann, Shannen James, SXSW logo; Bottom row, left to right: Bongeziwe Mabandla, Kapil Seshasayee, Sophie Hutchings. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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SXSW 2021 Preview

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Peter Stampfel's Mammoth '20th Century In 100 Songs'

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