Brian Eno has long been interested in film soundtracks. His recent work on The Lovely Bones served as the starting point for his new album, Small Craft on a Milk Sea. Sergio Dionisio hide caption

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Rapper turned retro-soul singer Aloe Blacc says he draws inspiration from Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone and James Taylor. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Patti Smith's new memoir, Just Kids, tells the story of her creative bond and friendship with famed photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Getty hide caption

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Joan Jeanrenaud and PC Muñoz have collaborated for their first full album together. Michele Clement hide caption

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Students at the East Village School in New York City have recorded an album of world songs to raise funds for arts and language programs. Jayne Wexler via rockpaperscissors hide caption

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