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The late Ellen Willis was the first pop-music critic for The New Yorker. University of Minnesota Press hide caption

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Raphael Saadiq's fourth studio album is titled Stone Rollin'. Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com hide caption

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

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