Emmylou Harris' new album is Hard Bargain. Jack Spencer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Edwyn Collins. Lawrence Watson hide caption

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The Smithereens. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Paul Simon. Marc Seliger/Concord Music Group hide caption

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Middle Brother. Amy Hobbs/Big Hassle hide caption

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Adele. Lauren Dukoff/Sony Music hide caption

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Teddy Thompson. Raphael Sagher/Verve hide caption

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From left to right: percussionist Sara Lund, vocalist Corin Tucker and producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lorinczi. John Clark hide caption

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The Decemberists' new album, The King Is Dead, is out Tuesday. Autumn de Wilde/EMI Music hide caption

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Tegan and Sara celebrate Christmas in 1985. The sisters are featured on a new holiday album, Gift Wrapped II: Snowed In. Courtesy of Tegan and Sara hide caption

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After Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry embarked on a solo career. Adam Whitehead via EMI hide caption

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Taylor Swift. Ash Newell hide caption

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Bruno Mars co-wrote "Right Round" by Flo Rida (featuring Ke$ha) and "Wavin' Flag" by K'naan. Atlantic Records hide caption

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