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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Nov. 6

NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out this week include pure escapism from Kylie Minogue's Disco, the "destructive" pop-rap of Bree Runway, Argentinian bandoneon master Dino Saluzzi and more.Featured Albums:1. Kylie Minogue — DiscoFeatured Song: "Magic"2. Bree Runway — 2000AND4EVAFeatured Song: "ATM (feat. Missy Elliott)"3. Little Mix — ConfettiFeatured Song: "Sweet Melody"4. Fred Hersch… → Read More

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NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of October

On this edition of All Songs Considered, we pick our favorite music released in October 2020, featuring South African jazz group SPAZA, Wendy Eisenberg's acrobatic guitar play, Jean Dawson's adventurous pop and Touché Amoré's desperate hardcore. Songs featured in this episode:* Jean Dawson: "Devilish" from Pixel Bath* Touché Amoré: "Reminders" from Lament* Wendy Eisenberg: "Futures" from Auto*… → Read More

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Sad13: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Dressed as devils from their own homes, Sadie Dupuis and her virtual band explore the wild textures of her sweet-and-sour pop songs. → Read More

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 30

NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out on Oct. 30 include a surprise release from Common, the return of rapper Busta Rhymes, singer Sam Smith, the country artist Cam, Ane Brun and more.Featured Albums:1. Outkast — Stankonia 20th Anniversary EditionFeatured Songs: "So Fresh, So Clean" and "B.O.B. (A Cappella version)"2. Sam Smith — Love GoesFeatured Song: "Love Goes (feat. Labrinth"3.… → Read More

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Join NPR Music's Listening Party For OutKast's 'Stankonia'

Friday at 2 p.m. ET, NPR Music will host an online listening party for the 20th anniversary of OutKast's landmark album. Join the chat room, ask our expert panel questions and shout your love. → Read More

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

NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on Sept. 25 include a long-awaited release from Sufjan Stevens, a searing new work from Public Enemy, the pop singer Joji and more.Featured Albums:1. Sufjan Stevens — The AscensionFeatured Song: "Lamentations"2. Public Enemy — What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?Featured Song: "Grid"3. Nappy Roots — 40rtyFeatured Song: "Do Better"4. Joji —… → Read More

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Sylvan Esso Joined NPR Music's Listening Party For 'Free Love'

Friday at 3 p.m. ET, NPR Music will host an online listening party for Sylvan Esso's new album, featuring a conversation with members Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn. → Read More

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It's SZA SZN: The R&B Star Returns With 'Hit Different,' Featuring Ty Dolla $ign

The track also features production from The Neptunes. Listen here. → Read More

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NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of August

On this edition of All Songs Considered, we pick our favorite music released in August 2020, featuring everything from the genre-busting indie rock of Bartees Strange and Victoria Monét's layered R&B to the return of Bright Eyes. → Read More

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Riley Gale, Fiery Singer Of Power Trip, Dead At 34

The politically active Gale was beloved among his peers for his generosity, and by his fans for the sheer power of his performances. → Read More

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The Long Tail Of Pylon, According To Pylon

New bands still sound like Pylon and beloved bands still like the music better than their own. Ahead of a catalog reissue, its three remaining members discuss how it feels to last forever. → Read More

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Bright Eyes Will Join NPR Music's Listening Party For 'Down In The Weeds...'

Friday at 4 p.m. ET, NPR Music will host an online listening party for Bright Eyes' new album, Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was, featuring a live conversation with the band. → Read More

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On August 7

NPR Music's picks for the week's best new albums include the latest from Portland rapper Aminé, Mary Chapin Carpenter, a posthumous release from Jason Molina, saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins and more.Featured Albums:1. Aminé — LimboFeatured Song: "Can't Decide"2. Mary Chapin Carpenter — The Dirt and the StarsFeatured Song: "All Broken Hearts Break Differently"3. Jordan Lehning — Little… → Read More

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Phil Elverum Returns To A Refuge As The Microphones

Microphones in 2020 is a single 45-minute track written to "unburden myself from the weight of all this memory," says Phil Elverum, "even though I also think it has so much value." → Read More

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Lianne La Havas Will Join NPR Music's Listening Party For 'Lianne La Havas'

Friday at 2 p.m. ET, NPR Music will host an online listening party for Lianne La Havas' new album, featuring a conversation with the London singer-songwriter herself. → Read More

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Margo Price Will Join NPR Music's Listening Party For 'That's How Rumors Get Started'

Friday at 3 p.m. ET, NPR Music will host an online listening party for Margo Price's new album, featuring a conversation with the singer-songwriter herself. → Read More

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out July 3

The best new albums out this week include the posthumous debut studio release from the rapper Pop Smoke, Willie Nelson's 70th solo album, a surprise release from the Japanese experimental band Boris and more.Featured Albums:1. Keleketla! — Keleketla!Featured Songs: "Future Toyi Toyi" and "Freedom Groove"2. Denai Moore — Modern DreadFeatured Song: "Don't Close the Door"3. Willie Nelson — First… → Read More

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Join NPR Music's Listening Party For SAULT's 'UNTITLED'

Friday at 3 p.m. ET, NPR Music will host an online listening party for SAULT's powerful celebration of Blackness. Join the chat room, ask our expert panel questions and shout your love. → Read More

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Join NPR Music's Listening Party For Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit's 'Reunions'

Friday at 3 p.m. ET, NPR Music will host an online listening party for Isbell's first album in three years. Join the chat room, ask our expert panel questions and shout your love. → Read More

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Dixie Chicks Delays New Album, Offers 'Julianna Calm Down'

Named for Emily Strayer's daughter, "Julianna Calm Down" is a inspirational letter to young women in toxic relationships. → Read More