The overall effect of Laura Gibson and Ethan Rose's "Younger" is akin to being let in on someone's gauzily lovely dream. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sea of Cowards is The Dead Weather's second album. Courtesy of artist hide caption

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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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