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New Music Friday: 6 Albums You Need To Hear Today

BTS's <em>Love Yourself: Tear, </em>one of the most anticipated albums of 2018, is out today.

All Songs Considered's Robin Hilton chats with NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael, Marissa Lorusso, Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson for a sprint through six noteworthy albums out May 18. This includes the raging rock of Courtney Barnett, Atlanta rapper Nick Grant, wildly ambitious psych-folk from Ray La Montagne and a whole lot more.

Other notable releases for May 18: GAS: Rausch,John Maus: Addendum,Low Cut Connie: Dirty Pictures (Part 2),Nellie McKay: Sister Orchid,Parquet Courts: Wide Awake!,Ryley Walker: Deafman Glance,Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks: Sparkle Hard.

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