Bruno Mars draws inspiration from across the pop landscape on his second album, Unorthodox Jukebox. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Crazy Horse doesn't just redeem Neil Young's mawkish moments — it transforms them. From left, Ralph Molina, Poncho Sampedro, Neil Young and Billy Talbot are Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Julie Gardner/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Matane Malit, the Elina Duni Quartet lays expansive instrumentation over traditional Albanian folk melodies. Blerta Kambo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lianne La Havas' debut album is titled Is Your Love Big Enough? Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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E.S.T. was Esbjorn Svensson, Dan Berglund and Magnus Ostrom. Jim Rakete hide caption

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Melody Gardot takes an understated approach to Brazilian music on her new album, The Absence. Fabrizio Ferri hide caption

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Melody Gardot Aims For The Space Between Notes

Gardot captures the sensibility that guides, shapes and defines so much Brazilian music.

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Dan Auerbach (left) joins Dr. John on the latter's new album, Locked Down. Alysse Gafkjen hide caption

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Don Byron released Love, Peace, and Soul with his New Gospel Quintet on Feb. 21. Till Krautkraemer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Heartless Bastards' fourth album, Arrow, was released earlier this month. Nathan Presley hide caption

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Heartless Bastards: Rousing Songs, Born On The Road

The band's fourth album is the product of a cross-country sojourn by singer Erika Wennerstrom.

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Dr. Dog's sixth studio album is titled Be the Void. Chris Crisman hide caption

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The Roots' 10th studio album, undun, is a concept record chronicling the downfall of its narrator. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Roots: A Song Cycle For A Life Cycle

Do we need a hip-hop concept album in 2011? Yes, if it's as thoughtful and poignant as undun.

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Jonathan Wilson's new album is titled Gentle Spirit.

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Jonathan Wilson: Making Like Thoreau, In Song

Wilson's new project, the musical equivalent of a landscape painting, took four years to finish.

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Wilco, from left: Mikael Jorgensen, Glenn Kotche, Patrick Sansone, Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Nels Cline. Zoran Orlic hide caption

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Mariachi El Bronx's new album, II, is a lively and surprisingly kitsch-free take on music steeped in tradition. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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