Metric's new album, its second on the band's own label, is titled Synthetica. Left to right: Joshua Winstead, Emily Haines, James Shaw, Joules Scott-Key. Brantley Gutierrez hide caption

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Known for brevity's sake as The Idler Wheel..., Fiona Apple's new album is her first in seven years. Lionel Deluy hide caption

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The Record

Springsteen's American Dream, Beautiful And Bleak

Ann Powers says her infatuation with The Boss grew into adult respect for the strivers in his songs.

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