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Frank Ocean's 'Orange' Revolution

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This Time, R. Kelly Burns With (Relatively Chaste) Passion

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Big K.R.I.T.: Music Straight 'From The Underground'

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The dB's: Still Plaintive After All These Years

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Known for brevity's sake as The Idler Wheel..., Fiona Apple's new album is her first in seven years. Lionel Deluy hide caption

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Fiona Apple's 'Wheel' Of Extravagant Emotions

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On 'Banga,' Patti Smith Pays Homage To Friends

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The new album Kin is a collaboration between author Mary Karr and singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell. Deborah Feingold hide caption

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Making Music From Messy Relationships With 'Kin'

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Diamond Rugs: Carefully Constructed Drinking Songs

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Todd Snider: 'Stoner Fables' With A Layered Worldview

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Loudon Wainwright III Looks Back At His 'Old Man'

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Bonnie Raitt's 'Slipstream': A Barnstorming Good Time

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There's Only 'One Direction' For This Boy Band: Up

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Dierks Bentley's 'Home' Is Full Of Country Struggles

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'Barchords': An Intense, Pensive Album About Love

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