Trent Reznor (left) of the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, which puts its seventh album, Hesitation Marks, out next Tuesday. Rapper Earl Sweatshirt (right) released his major label debut on Tuesday. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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The Julie Ruin's new album, Run Fast, comes out Sept. 3. /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bob Dylan in 1970, the year he released his 10th studio album, Self Portrait. A new collection, Another Self Portrait (1969-1971), comes out August 27. John Cohen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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This week, Lady Gaga (left) released the song "Applause," from her forthcoming album ARTPOP, and Katy Perry released "Roar," from Prism. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Valerie June's new album, Pushin' Against a Stone, comes out Aug. 13. Susan Riddle Duke Photography/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Touch Me I'm A Local Institution: Mudhoney plays from more than 500 feet above Seattle, on the roof of the Space Needle, as part of a set celebrating Sub Pop's Silver Jubilee broadcast by KEXP Morgen Schuler/KEXP hide caption

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John Paul White (left) and Joy Williams of The Civil Wars. The duo's second album will be released on August 6. Allister Ann/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bobby "Blue" Bland performs on stage at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, in 1989. David Redfern/Redferns hide caption

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Miranda Lambert performing in April at the Academy of Country Music Awards, where she won best song, best record and best female vocalist for the fourth year in a row. The Lambert Effect has opened doors for many of the new hopefuls blending hard country sounds with feminist-aware attitudes. Kevin Winter/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACM hide caption

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