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Jill Barber's new album Metaphora means "to transfer meaning" in Greek. "It captures a lot of what this album is about, which is my experience in the world as a woman," she says. Ivan Otis /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jill Barber Goes Pop, Minus Some Sweetness

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Roséwave defies easy definition; it's meant to be felt, not understood. Samantha Clark & Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Roséwave: This Summer, Think Pink

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Clockwise from upper left: Superorganism, MILCK, serpentwithfeet, Haley Heynderickx, Jorja Smith Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Your Favorite New Artists Of 2018 (So Far)

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Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama of No-No Boy. Diego Javier Luis/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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These Tiny Desk Contestants Set Stories Of The Asian-American Experience To Music

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Christina Aguilera's Liberation comes out June 15. Luke Gilford/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For June 15: Six Albums You Should Hear Now

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New Mix: M. Ward, David Bowie Saxophonist Donny McCaslin, Sad Baxter, More

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Jorja Smith's debut album, Lost & Found, is one of the standouts for June 8 releases. Rashid Babiker/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For June 8: Six Albums You Should Hear Now

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"I don't really have an interest in writing revolution, political songs," Matt Maltese says. "I like writing love songs." Scarlett Carlos Clarke/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Matt Maltese Writes Love Songs For The End Of The World

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Neko Case's highly anticipated Hell-On is on our short list of the best albums out June 1. Emily Shur/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: 6 Albums You Should Stream Now

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