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Mates Of State: The Sound Of Infectious Joy

In "Palomino," the band approaches long-gone love with characteristic generosity of spirit.

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Clem Snide: A New Look At An Old Journey

Leave it to Eef Barzelay to find the winsome beauty in a commonly dismissed Journey song like "Any Way You Want It."

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In "When I Was Young," Nada Surf makes a case for embracing our lives as we've decided to live them.

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Song Download: Nada Surf And The Meaning Of It All

In "When I Was Young," the band makes a case for embracing our lives as we've decided to live them.

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As hopeful and humane as it is devastatingly sad, Nick Lowe's "House for Sale" is more than just a metaphor.

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Nick Lowe: Quotable And Clear-Headed

As hopeful and humane as it is devastatingly sad, "House for Sale" is more than just a metaphor.

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A chiming, charming pop gem, Delay Trees' "Gold" blooms brightly, recalling the alluring sparkle of late-'80s Britpop.

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Delay Trees: A Gleaming Sonic Cathedral

A chiming, charming pop gem, Delay Trees' "Gold" blooms brightly, recalling the alluring sparkle of late-'80s Britpop.

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From an album due out in February, Fanfarlo's "Deconstruction" packs an awful lot of charming ingredients into a little less than five minutes.

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