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In Rio, A Universe Of Samba

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Album Review: 'Morning Phase'

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Album Review: 'Sun Structures,' By Temples

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Temples' new album, Sunstructures, is out Feb. 11. Ed Miles/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sun Structures

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Tom Brosseau's Grass Punks comes out Jan. 21. Nathaniel Wood/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Grass Punks

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Live at the Cellar Door, the new album from Neil Young, was recorded in 1970. Gary Burden/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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When Donny Hathaway, Thelonious Monk And Neil Young Hit A Turning Point

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Lady Gaga's new album, ARTPOP, is out now. Inez and Vinoodh/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Pop's Resident Provocateur Fizzles On 'ARTPOP'

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From left: pianist Ethan Iverson, drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath and bassist Ben Street. John Rogers/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Steady And Swingin': Tootie Keeps The Tempo

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Long Way Home is British singer Tom Odell's debut. Andrew Whitton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tom Odell: A Polarizing New Voice Shows Promise

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Buddy Guy's new two-disc set is titled Rhythm & Blues. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Buddy Guy: 'Rhythm And Blues' Titan Channels Guitar Wisdom

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Sigur Ros' new album is titled Kveikur. Lilja Birgisdottir/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sigur Ros Navigates Unknown Terrain On 'Kveikur'

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Best known for bright, accessible modern jazz, Pat Metheny takes on an experimental composer's work with the new Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels, Vol. 20. Jimmy Katz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Pat Metheny And John Zorn: A Vivid Sound World

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