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Poly Styrene's newest solo album, Generation Indigo, comes out April 26. Fabrizio Rainone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Baseball Project: For Love Of The Game

The supergroup, which includes members of R.E.M. and The Dream Syndicate, takes fandom seriously on its second disc of songs about the national pastime.

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Loretta Lynn (middle) performs onstage at the CMAs in Novemner. Sheryl Crow (left) and Miranda Lambert sang with her. Frederick Breedon/FilmMagic hide caption

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No Age's new album, Everything in Between, touches on the duo's speedy skate-punk roots. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Champ, the Toronto band Tokyo Police Club has slowed down its tempo. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On The Sellout, Macy Gray sings often-ambiguous lyrics that move back and forth from her "honey boo" to her career. Guiliano Bekor hide caption

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Earthology is a world-music pastiche that took Whitefield Brothers 15 years to assemble. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dessa puts a hip-hop spin on old-fashioned songwriting. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Although Merrill Garbus made her album with a laptop, she's a staunch bohemian who's big on slowing life down. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Oliver Sim (far left) and Romy Madley Croft (left of center) of The xx shift roles without ever seeming hostile, cold or even unsupportive. Owen Richards hide caption

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