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Ever since "Shape of You," with its amorphous, vaguely tropical post-genre construction, Ed Sheeran has become the Britis

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GoldLink is riding a well-deserved tide of goodwill ever since his 2017 studio debut At What Cost, a record that b

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Folks, the yeehaw agenda has reached its absolute apex.

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DJ Khaled's eleventh studio album out today, Father of Asahd, is yet another display of his comprehensive Rolodex

Even the most beloved, adventurous rappers of the 2010s succumb to trends — in this case, Chance the Rapper must have scrolled for a little too long on TikTok and gotten a few ideas.

A photo of Lizzo and Charli XCX emerged yesterday, attached with the astronomical claim that the two are "'bout 2 save pop music." "Blame It on Your Love" is the outcome, a divine experiment and a pop nerd's dream come to life — featuring two of the genre's most beloved.

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Upon the announcement of The National's I Am Easy to Find — due out this Friday on 4AD — the band promised a sh

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Of all the natural majesties present in this blue rock of ours, none can quite compare to this visual of Kacey Musgraves

This week's episode of All Songs Considered is a show of contrasts — cotton-candy pop one moment (from mxmtoon), raging punk sung in Farsi the next (from Khiis) — and then calming, instrumental, prog rock courtesy The Quiet Temple. For All Songs Considered's nearly 20 years, we've tried to live up to our namesake and on this show, we consider more drastic ends of the song spectrum than we have in recent memory.

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Slotted between beloved K-pop idols BTS and the newly-reunited, all-grown-up Jonas Brothers on the final episodes of this Saturday Night Live season,

Rhye's "Needed" bills itself as the first single to a new "piano project" titled Spirit, due out next week. Like the sensual, tastefully rendered intimacies that came before it, "Needed" features Mike Milosh's fluttering sigh, swirling with delicately laid instrumentation. On paper, it's a classic Rhye song.

Between the Avalanches and Pink Floyd, there's no shortage of animal noises transformed into artful music. Dark Morph, a one-off collaboration between Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi and Swedish composer Carl Michael von Hausswolff, promises to explore the ramifications of ongoing environmental collapse to the oceans and its inhabitants.

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In preparation of The National's upcoming album, I Am Easy To Find — due out May 17 on 4AD — the band has issue

Appropriately timed for spring, this month's selection of best albums is tethered together by the spirit of evolution. On Orange, the prodigious, Pulitzer-winning composer Caroline Shaw offers a blossoming rendition of string quartet music, while Glen Hansard has opened up his lovely acoustic palette to color it with newfound, worldly flourish on This Wild Willing.

The arbitrary boundaries dividing music into genres, localities and charts have all but eroded. This month's collection of songs is a small, but tremendous, piece of proof.

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