Ke$ha's new album is titled Warrior. Yu Tsai /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tracey Thorn, famous for her work in Everything but the Girl, has a new solo album of seasonal tunes called Tinsel and Lights. Edward Bishop/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Musicians and friends Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale team up on a new album of country duets called Buddy and Jim. Michael Wilson photo/Paul Moore design/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jamey Johnson's new album pays tribute to songwriter Hank Cochran. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cody ChesnuTT Contains A Universe On 'Hundred'

ChesnuTT is the best sort of egomaniac: On Landing on a Hundred, he's preachy but delightful.

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Gary Clark Jr.'s Blak and Blu is an eclectic romp through the blues. Frank Maddocks hide caption

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Gary Clark Jr.: A Raucous Blues Shout

On Blak and Blu, you can hear the roar in Clark's blues guitar. But critic Ken Tucker says Clark remains a work in progress.

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Iris DeMent's Emotionally Complex 'Sing The Delta'

Sing the Delta is the roots-folk singer-songwriter's first album of new songs in 16 years.

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Low Cut Connie: The Self-Deprecating Bar Band

The band's new Call Me Sylvia is as raucous as its debut, though it's slightly more self-conscious.

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Ken Tucker says Aimee Mann's latest album, Charmer, is a song cycle about getting rid of a cynical frame of mind. Sheryl Nields hide caption

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Aimee Mann: The 'Charmer' And The Disciplined Id

Ken Tucker says that Charmer is a song cycle about getting rid of a cynical frame of mind; about distancing yourself from people who are dragging you down.

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Dwight Yoakam: Weary And Wary On '3 Pears'

The singer-songwriter and actor may not fit the country-music mold, but he carves out his own sound on his new album, 3 Pears.

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Bob Dylan's Tempest features 10 new songs with many feisty, baffling, sometimes beautiful moments. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ian Hunter once is at once crafty and mindful of craft, striving mightily to make his music seem tossed off. Ross Halfin hide caption

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