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Guest DJ: Stephen Malkmus

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BTS's Love Yourself: Tear, one of the most anticipated albums of 2018, is out today. Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic hide caption

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New Music Friday: 6 Albums You Need To Hear Today

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The Songs That Got You Through School

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Pop juggernaut Charlie Puth's Voicenotes is one of our picks for the essential albums coming out May 11. Benjamin Lennox/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: May 11

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New Mix: Childish Gambino, Mike Lindsay And Laura Marling As LUMP, More

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Damien Jurado's The Horizon Just Laughed is on our shortlist of essential albums out on May 4. Lindsey Barnes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: May 4

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New Mix: Dirty Projectors, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, More

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At 70, Smithsonian Folkways Is An Antidote To Music Algorithms

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Janelle Monae's Dirty Computer is on our short list of the best new albums out on April 27. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: April 27

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New Mix: Beach House, Tank And The Bangas, Stevie Wolf, More

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A decade ago, Laura Gibson kicked off the Tiny Desk concert series. Will Marsh/NPR hide caption

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Tiny Desk Concerts At 10: How One Miserable Show Led To A Magical Concert Series

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Kimbra's Primal Heart is one of our picks for the most essential albums out on April 20. Micaiah Carter/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: April 20

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Lord Huron's Vide Noir comes out April 20 via Whispering Pines/Republic Records. Pamela Littky/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJ: Lord Huron On The Songs That Shaped The Cinematic 'Vide Noir'

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Slash performs his epic guitar solo in the Guns And Roses video "November Rain." Youtube screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Swan Songs: Music For Your Final Exit

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Tinashe's Joyride is one of the standout albums being released on April 13. Dennis Leupold/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: April 13

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New Mix: Ólafur Arnalds, Khruangbin, Whyte Horses, Ari Roar, More

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Kylie Minogue's Golden is among the best new albums out on Apr. 6. Simon Emmett/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: April 6

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New Mix: Young Fathers, Confidence Man, A Stunning Tiny Desk Contest Entry, More

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Hayley Kiyoko's debut album Expectations is out now on Atlantic. Amanda Charchian/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: March 30

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New Mix: Guided By Voices, Fantastic Negrito, A Stella Donnelly Lullaby, More

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Jack White's Boarding House Reach is out today on Third Man. David James Swanson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: March 23

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SXSW 2018 Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments

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