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From left, Leyla McCalla, Saba, and Victoria Legrand of Beach House. Photo illustration: Abel F. Ros/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images, Brad Barket/Getty Images, Mike Windle/Getty Images; Vanessa Leroy for NPR hide caption

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Saba (left), Lizzo (center) and Rosalía have released some of our favorite songs of the year so far. Collage by Estefanía Mitre / NPR/Photos courtesy of the artists hide caption

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MUNA self-titled album tops this week's shortlist of the best albums out on June 24. Isaac Schneider/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out June 24

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From bebop to hip-hop: Gary Bartz's sax sound shapes many eras

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The rapper Logic, whose latest album, Vinyl Days, was released June 17. Justin Fleischer/Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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Logic is ready to do things his way

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"Rap — this is a whole lifestyle," Pusha T tells NPR. "This is a whole culture." Amy Harris/Amy Harris/Invision/AP hide caption

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On 'It's Almost Dry,' Pusha T plays the long game

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Trouble performs during the V-103 Live Pop Up Concert at Philips Arena on Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Atlanta. Robb Cohen/Robb Cohen/Invision/AP hide caption

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NPR Music's best music of May includes (from top left, clockwise) Kendrick Lamar, Bad Bunny, Julia Reidy, Ravyn Lenae and Ethel Cain. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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NPR's favorite music of May, from a San Benito summer to an uneasy opus

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Gunna and Young Thug perform at half time during game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Boston Celtics on November 17, 2021 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Adam Hagy/NBAE via Getty Images hide caption

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