Music can make even the most mundane situation that little bit more special. Sometimes it's random—the perfect song comes on shuffle, or a friend plays an album you've never heard—but sometimes its on you. With so much music being released at such a fast pace, especially in the past few months, it can be difficult not just to keep up, but to find the right situation to properly appreciate each album. 

Is listening to the Angel Olsen album in a sweaty, packed subway car, balancing a coffee in one hand while you flick through your phone with the other really the best experience? Can you enjoy that Francis and the Lights record with the thudding bass from your neighbor's party bleeding into your ears? Probably not.

Plus, with infinite options on your preferred streaming service, when it does come time to throw an album on, how do you choose what to play? Well, struggle with indecision no more. Here are ten new albums, and the perfect time to listen to them.

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