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

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

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Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer spent just two days recording his latest album, Solo. Hans Speekenbrink hide caption

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This is the 10-year anniversary of Jason Moran and his trio. Thus, their latest album is called Ten. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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While The Unthanks' members start songs conventionally enough, there's usually some twist. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll remember what makes NPR funding credits great. Illustration By Stephanie d'Otreppe/NPR hide caption

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Elis Regina's work mulls over the big questions of life, one magnificent half-step at a time. Courtesy of Universal Brazil hide caption

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There's a hint of restlessness to Kurt Rosenwinkel's approach to jazz standards. Lourdes Delgado hide caption

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On her new album, Shakira replaces Latin and Middle Eastern beats with generic dance-pop diva moves. Jaume de la Iguana hide caption

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