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Ruth Anderson and Annea Lockwood's 罢ê迟别-à-迟ê迟别, one of 2023's most intimate records, features field recordings of their voices that span decades. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In 2023, experimental music mapped time and space

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The record, the debut album by the indie supergroup featuring Julien Baker (left), Phoebe Bridgers (center) and Lucy Dacus, was released in March, more than four years after the trio's debut EP. Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In 2023, pianist Awadagin Pratt released a terrific comeback album, his first in 12 years. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The 10 Best Classical Albums of 2023

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Talking about the best albums of 2023

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