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Emmylou Harris: An Invigorating, Inviting 'Hard Bargain'

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Edwyn Collins: 'Losing Sleep' And Continuing Life

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The Smithereens' Sweet Nostalgia, With Fresh Variations

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Paul Simon: Back In 'Graceland' With 'So Beautiful'

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'Middle Brother': Hand-Clapping Foot-Stompers

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On '21,' Adele's Voice Is Wise Beyond Her Years

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Dolorean: 'Unfazed' By Life's Challenges

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Teddy Thompson's 'Bella' Lives Up To Its Name

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Corin Tucker: '1,000 Years' Of Emotional Longing

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The Decemberists' New Album Fit For A 'King'

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Ken Tucker Picks The Best Holiday Music Of 2010

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Kanye West: 'Beautiful' Soul Or Raging Egomaniac?

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Bryan Ferry's 'Olympia' Lets Cracks Shine Through

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Taylor Swift: Country-Pop With Joyous Ambition

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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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Liking Bruno Mars Just The Way He Is

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