If 2010 has produced a slab of summer-friendly rock candy more inviting than "Go Do," it has yet to reveal itself. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"Easy to Love," from Ivan and Alyosha's debut EP, is a sweetly booming ode to love as a feat of endurance. Jenny Jimenez hide caption

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Anais Mitchell's folk opera Hadestown enlists the services of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon as Orpheus. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A lovely nature song, Shearwater's "Hidden Lakes" is as graceful and vulnerable as the world it describes. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Local Natives' "Airplanes" quickly unfolds as a jaunty wonder, as it hurtles along with something resembling school spirit. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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It took 35 years for the world to discover Death's bold, surprising rock 'n' roll. Left to right: David, Bobby and Dannis Hackney. Tammy Hackney hide caption

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A scene from the documentary White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights. Autumn de Wilde/Woodshed Films hide caption

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