October 31, 2010 The Promise, subtitled The Lost Sessions: Darkness on the Edge of Town, is not the usual odds-and-ends reissue package. It pieces together a classic album that could have been made during the fruitful period after Bruce Springsteen's seminal Born to Run. Hear 15 select tracks until Nov. 16.
Salome is (left to right) Kat, Aaron Deal and Rob Moore.
October 31, 2010 In the New Testament, Salome demanded the head of John the Baptist. By contrast, on Terminal, the Virginia-based doom-metal trio Salome demands your skull bleached white from its blasted, dark vibrations. Hear the band's debut album in its entirety until its Nov. 9 release.
October 31, 2010 Kurt Cobain begged its members to get back together. Beck described listening to them as a revelation. The Brazilian band Os Mutantes opened doors for generations of rockers. Now, a tribute album (available for streaming here until Nov. 9) honors an essential Latin rock act.
October 31, 2010 The lead singer of art-rock band Roxy Music is back with his first album of original music in eight years. Featuring all-star guests, Olympia has been lauded as the work of a perfectionist. Ferry talks about the creative process behind the project and how he's adapted in the music world.
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Brian Eno has long been interested in film soundtracks. His recent work on The Lovely Bones served as the starting point for his new album, Small Craft on a Milk Sea.
October 29, 2010 The composer and musician appreciates structure, but Eno also pursues the compelling results that occur outside comfort zones. A collaboration with two of Eno's colleagues, Small Craft on a Milk Sea enters fantastical terrain.
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October 29, 2010 The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde and Welsh musician JP Jones teamed up to release a collaborative debut earlier this year. Listen to the two perform five songs live.
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Admiral Radley's Aaron Espinoza (left) and Jason Lytle.
October 29, 2010 The band brought its hazy, dreamily rocking best to this late-summer show at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Featuring songs from the group's debut album, I Heart California, the set plays out as a journey through the sun-bleached freeways of the Golden State.
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October 29, 2010 In the spirit of Halloween, we've thrown together a list of songs that scare the bejeebies out of us. Hear a mix of terrifying tunes by Black Sabbath, Throbbing Gristle, Nine Inch Nails and, oh yeah, Sufjan Stevens.
Tatá Aeroplano, from Cérebro Eletrônico.
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October 28, 2010 Maybe you can't afford a vacation. But you also can't afford not to check out this week's new releases by Ozomatli, Miss Bolivia, Ceci Bastida, Julieta Venegas and more!
Teaming up with Indigo Girls' Amy Ray, Lucy Wainwright Roche sings with the wry guardedness of hard-won optimism in "October."
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October 28, 2010 While Roche's new album, Lucy, is suffused with melancholy and heartache, the overall spirit is refreshingly conciliatory and even-keeled. Teaming up with Indigo Girls' Amy Ray, she sings of hard-won optimism in "October."
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October 28, 2010 The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter drew inspiration from the soulful sounds of Tennessee for her new album, 100 Miles From Memphis. Crow's seventh album includes covers of Terence Trent D'Arby and The Jackson Five.
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October 28, 2010 Paul McCartney was looking for adventure when he made this record. So he recorded it in Nigeria, without a lot of his usual bandmates, in a shoddy studio. Bob Boilen gives a remastered version of the album a spin.
No Age's new album, Everything in Between, touches on the duo's speedy skate-punk roots.
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October 27, 2010 The art-punk duo touches on its speedy skater roots on a thrilling new album. If the propulsive riffs on Everything in Between drive a few softies from the room, the songs have served their purpose.
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October 27, 2010 A judge ordered the company to disable its file-sharing service due to copyright infringement.
The Beatles' Apple label, as seen on a copy of Abbey Road. Apple not only released The Beatles' own records, but also looked for younger acts the band hoped would flourish.
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October 27, 2010 Apple Records released 31 albums and 52 singles from younger acts it hoped would flourish. Ed Ward reviews Come And Get It: The Best of Apple Records, a collection of the label's remastered and re-released tracks.
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