Drummer LaFrae Sci (seen here in a photo shoot for Tom Tom Magazine) says that even nonmusicians can benefit from learning to hear two rhythms at once. Meg Wachter/Tom Tom Magazine hide caption

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Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City was the most popular record in our listener poll for the best music of 2013. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The National's new album is titled Trouble Will Find Me. Deirdre O'Callaghan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Cover art for The National's Trouble Will Find Me, Iggy Pop, Walker Lukens and Tricky Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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