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Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard On Small-Town Life, Big-Time Music

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Poll Results: Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums Of 2015

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New Mix: JR JR, Thunderbitch, Chris Walla, More

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Alabama Shakes' new album, Sound & Color, is powered by more than just the vocals of Brittany Howard. Brantley Gutierrez /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Sound & Color' A Bold Leap Forward For Alabama Shakes

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Alabama Shakes, On Not Keeping Things Safe

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Clockwise from upper left: Sufjan Stevens, JEFF The Brotherhood, Alabama Shakes, Waxahatchee Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Sufjan Stevens, Alabama Shakes, JEFF The Brotherhood, More

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