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Dua Lipa released her second album, the glossy, pristine Future Nostalgia, in March, just weeks after COVID-19 locked the world into quarantine. The sure-footedness of her dance floor-inspired pop gained ironic resonance in the uncertainty of the moment that followed. Hugo Comte/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Car Seat Headrest On World Cafe

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Responding to the noise he experienced daily in London, Mala pared down U.K. dance music to a skeletal form. He's the final rung in this chain, but hypothetically, he'd "play it forward" to the late dub pioneer Augustus Pablo. Fabrice Bourgelle/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Play It Forward: Mala Sees The Space Between The Notes

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Ten artists from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean recorded tracks using birdsong from their country, with all profits of the vinyl and digital release going to bird conservation projects. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A New Album Turns The Sound Of Endangered Birds Into Electronic Music

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Smithsonian Folkways' vast historical archive of folk music has some surprising and futuristic entries among its aisles. Thomas Vogel/Getty Images hide caption

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Steve Aoki On World Cafe

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Kraftwerk standing in phone booths in Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo, September 1981. Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Getty Images hide caption

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Kraftwerk's Remarkable Journey — And Where It Took Us

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Lido Pimienta's Miss Colombia is one of the best albums released in April. Daniella Murillo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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NPR Music's Top 14 Albums Of April

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Leslie Hayman, Kirsten Dunst, A.J. Cook and Chelse Swain as the enigmatic Lisbon sisters in Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides. Courtesy of The Criterion Collection hide caption

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Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, photographed in New York on Aug. 19, 2007. The artist, best known for their work in the groups Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, died on March 14, 2020. Neville Elder/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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