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Deceptive Cadence

Monastic Life At The Top Of The Charts

When the sisters of Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles are not hard at work on their monastery grounds, they're topping the charts with albums of sacred music. "We're not fabricating anything," Mother Cecilia says. "This is just music we're pulling from our everyday life."

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The Realm - Part II Hutchinson Andrew Trio
Lonely Boy The Black Keys
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El Camino [Bonus CD] [Bonus Tracks]
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The Black Keys

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Stop Stop The Black Keys
El Soñador Está Cansado Roberto Fonseca
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El Soñador Está Cansado
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Yo
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Roberto Fonseca

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Así Es La Vida Roberto Fonseca
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Yo
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Her Comforting Touch Dorena
Semper Dorena
Black Dog Mads Tolling
Starmaker Machinery (for John McLaughlin) Mads Tolling
Sycamore Caspian

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U.S. And Canadian Women's Hockey Brings Plenty Of Heat To The Ice

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On the Good Ship Lollipop [From Bright Eyes] Shirley Temple
Animal Crackers in My Soup [From Curly Top] Shirley Temple
We Got the System to Fight the System Maserati
Pyramid of the Moon
Marie Christie Ambrose Akinmusire
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The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint
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Ambrose Akinmusire

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Vartha Ambrose Akinmusire
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The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint
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Monastic Life At The Top Of The Charts

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Tartini: Stabat Mater Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles
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Lent at Ephesus
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Several Shades of Why J Mascis