Producer, engineer and musician John Congleton. Jeaneen Lund/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Foals, Julia Holter, Rodrigo Amarante, Telekinesis, Sjowgren Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Deerhunter, Youth Lagoon, GEMS, YACHT Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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One of many ads run by Columbia House during its heyday. Mushy/Flickr hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Sean Price, Diane Coffee, Girl Band, Bikini Kill Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! (left) and Lauren Denitzio of Worriers, whose debut LP Imaginary Life was produced by Grace. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Wilco, Lianne La Havas, Palehound, Night Beds Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Mozart is great for babies, but what about Miles Davis? [Note: This child does not belong to Robin Hilton.] Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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