Burden of Proof is Bob Schneider's third album. Dan Winters/Kirtland Records hide caption

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Don't Feel Too Bad For Sad-Sack Bob Schneider

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Lucy Schwartz Is In Love With Her Own Voice, And That's OK

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Robbie Fulks: Exhilarating And Bitter On 'Gone Away Backward'

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Bob Dylan in 1970, the year he released his 10th studio album, Self Portrait. John Cohen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bob Dylan's 'Self Portrait,' Now In Vivid Color

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Superchunk's new album is titled I Hate Music. Jason Arthurs/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Its New Album, Superchunk Makes The Downtrodden Sound Upbeat

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Robin Thicke: Smirky But Sincere On 'Blurred Lines'

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Valerie June Wants To Be On Your Mind

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Vince Gill And Paul Franklin Ain't 'Foolin' Around' With Bakersfield Sound

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Jay-Z's previous albums include Reasonable Doubt and The Blueprint. He collaborated with Kanye West for Watch the Throne. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Jay-Z Swings Triumphant Then Trivial On 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

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Eleanor Friedberger's 'Personal Record' Examines The Little Things

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On 'Yeezus,' Kanye West Sounds Strikingly Self-Aware

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Slaid Cleaves' music is influenced by singer-songwriters such as Woody Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. Karen Cleaves/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Slaid Cleaves: 'Still Fighting' With Smart Lyrics And Stories

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Jason Isbell's latest album, Southeastern, is personal and intimate. Michael Wilson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jason Isbell: Literary, But Keeping An Edge On 'Southeastern'

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Vampire Weekend (left to right: Chris Tomson, Chris Baio, Rostam Batmanglij, Ezra Koenig) met while they were all students at Columbia University. Alex John Beck /XL Recordings hide caption

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Vampire Weekend Comes Of Age In 'The City'

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Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter are the two men behind Daft Punk. David Black/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Daft Punk: Accessing Electronic Music's Humanity

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