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Brandy Clark Tells The 'Stories' That Are Tough To Hear
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Linda Thompson's new album is called Won't Be Long Now. Annabel Vere/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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It's A Family Affair On Linda Thompson's 'Won't Be Long Now'
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'The Blow' Puts An Artsy, Electro-Pop Spin On Attraction
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Two Bluegrass Truths From James King And Alan Jackson
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On 'Days Are Gone,' Three Sisters HAIM It Up
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Burden of Proof is Bob Schneider's third album. Dan Winters/Kirtland Records hide caption

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Don't Feel Too Bad For Sad-Sack Bob Schneider
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Lucy Schwartz Is In Love With Her Own Voice, And That's OK
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Robbie Fulks: Exhilarating And Bitter On 'Gone Away Backward'
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Bob Dylan in 1970, the year he released his 10th studio album, Self Portrait. John Cohen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bob Dylan's 'Self Portrait,' Now In Vivid Color
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Superchunk's new album is titled I Hate Music. Jason Arthurs/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Its New Album, Superchunk Makes The Downtrodden Sound Upbeat
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Robin Thicke: Smirky But Sincere On 'Blurred Lines'
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Valerie June Wants To Be On Your Mind
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Vince Gill And Paul Franklin Ain't 'Foolin' Around' With Bakersfield Sound
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Jay-Z's previous albums include Reasonable Doubt and The Blueprint. He collaborated with Kanye West for Watch the Throne. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Jay-Z Swings Triumphant Then Trivial On 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'
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Eleanor Friedberger's 'Personal Record' Examines The Little Things
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