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Lafawndah's Ancestor Boy is on our short list for the best new albums out on March 22. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out March 22

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Clockwise from upper left: KOKOKO!, Indigo Sparke, Yola Carter, Tamino, Cimafunk, Silvina Moreno Cimafunk: Hutton Supancic/Getty Images for SXSW/All other photos courtesy of the artists hide caption

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2019 SXSW Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments

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Danger Mouse (left) and Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O collaborated on Lux Prima, one of the albums on our short list for the best new releases out March 15. Eliot Lee Hazel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 5 Albums Out March 15

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Low Dose (left), Orion Sun (middle) and Ali Awan are just three of the most exciting artists making music in Philadelphia right now. John Vettese / Ashley Gellman / Meghan Weale/WXPN / Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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From left: Shy Beast, Helado Negro and Jonathan Something. Dorothy Bennett, Anna Groth-Shive and Solitaire Recordings/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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The Chicago rapper Juice WRLD's new album Deathrace for Love is on our list of the best albums out on March 8. Nabil/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On March 8

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Venezuelan alt-rock band VINILOVERSUS' "Ultraviolenta" is featured in this week's music round-up. Kathy Boos, Nicole Lefranc, Carlos Maseda/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ariana Grande (left), Offset (middle) and Jessica Pratt all put out albums that made NPR Music's Top 10 list for February. Mike Coppola/Emma McIntyre/Guillaume Belvez/Getty Images/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Grey Area from the rapper Little Simz is on our short list for the best albums out on March 1. Jake Bridgland/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out On March 1

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Atlanta rapper Gunna's new album Drip Or Drown 2 is on our short list for the best albums out on Feb. 22. Spike Jordan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out Feb. 22

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Chaka Khan's Hello Happiness is on our short list of the best albums out on Feb. 15. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top Six Albums Out Feb. 15

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Music Inspired By The Film Roma is on our short list of the best albums out on Feb. 8. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out Feb. 8

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