Tom Moon Since 1983, Tom Moon has been writing about pop, rock, jazz, blues, and the music of the world. For much of that time, he was a music critic at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Moon's work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, Blender, Spin and more.

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

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

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Dr. Dog: A Standout Among Stereotypes

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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

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Jonathan Wilson's new album is titled Gentle Spirit.

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Jonathan Wilson: Making Like Thoreau, In Song

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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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Wilco's New Album: Love The 'Whole' Thing

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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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Mariachi El Bronx: Mariachi Punks Put It All On the Line

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James Farm combines the talents of four in-demand jazz musicians: Matt Penman (from left), Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Eric Harland. Jimmy Katz hide caption

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James Farm: Jazz Heavyweights Band Together

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My Morning Jacket's new album is titled Circuital. Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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My Morning Jacket: Home Again

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Wanda Sa: One Of The Last Links To Bossa Nova

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Gretchen Parlato's new album is The Lost and Found. David Bartolomi/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gretchen Parlato: Master Of Restraint

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Simon's first album of new material in five years intersperses transcendent moments of beauty alongside his familiar tricks. Jason Kempin/Getty Images hide caption

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Listen Now

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Beady Eye's debut album is called Different Gear, Still Speeding. Courtesy of Dangerbird Records hide caption

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Beady Eye: The Hard-Rocking Sound Of Life After Oasis

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Tristen's debut album is Charlatans at the Garden Gate. Courtesy of American Myth Recordings hide caption

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Tristen: Pop Hooks And Pure Inspiration

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Radiohead onstage in California last year. John Shearer/Getty Images hide caption

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Radiohead: Fool Me Twice

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