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From top left, clockwise: The Suffers, GIVĒON, Saya Gray, Petrol Girls, Regina Spektor,. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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NPR's favorite music of June, from salty joy to heart-wrenching slow jams

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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. Foreground: Josette Maskin; center-right: Katie Gavins. Back: Naomi McPherson. Isaac Schneider/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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MUNA's new album features growth and an 'astral projection anthem'

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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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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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Bartees Strange explores his journey from 'Farm to Table'

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Korean group BTS appears at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on April 3, 2022. Jordan Strauss/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP hide caption

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K-pop sensation BTS is going on a break but promises to return

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In the '90s, Julee Cruise filled in for The B-52s member Cindy Wilson on tour. The singer is best known for her work with David Lynch on Twin Peaks and Blue Velvet. Ted Town/Toronto Star via Getty Images hide caption

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