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Earl Sweatshirt: “2010”

“2010” is pensive, but Earl Sweatshirt’s words are clearer and more hopeful than they’ve been in a while. 
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Adele: “To Be Loved”

Laid down only after a few takes, the penultimate track of the English singer’s latest album is a masterpiece of vulnerability.
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Mitski: “The Only Heartbreaker”

The feverish pulse of Mitski’s latest song asks: When everything is charred and desolate, what is left to do but dance?
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Jlin: “Embryo”

Originally written for a contemporary classical ensemble, the producer’s nimble latest single summons a coordinated maelstrom of percussion.
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The War on Drugs: “I Don’t Live Here Any...

The title track of the Philadelphia band’s upcoming album celebrates getting to the point in life when you’re no longer drowning in waves of old memories but surfing atop them.
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Snail Mail: “Valentine”

Even as she grapples with prying eyes and unsteady feelings, Lindsey Jordan emphasizes the force of her devotion to her lover on her new single.