Belgian Singer Stromae Hopes To Bring French Flair To The U.S.

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Ja Rule: 'I Took It Upon Myself To Become A Man'

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Joe Henry's latest album is Invisible Hour. Sarah Tilotta/NPR hide caption

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Joe Henry On Marriage And The Songs That Embody It

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Ani Cordero's new album is Recordar: Latin American Songs Of Love And Protest. Erin Patrice O'Brien/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ani Cordero Pays Tribute To The History Of Latin Protest Music

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Why Would More Than 500 Artists Sample The Same Song?

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"Music and books, I think, were the two things I trusted the most as a child," Mary Gauthier says. Jack Spencer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mary Gauthier De-Romanticizes Romantic Love

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To The Left, To The Left: Behind The Beyoncelogues

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Phish's new album is Fuego. Peter Yang/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How Does A Jam Band Write Songs? We Asked Phish

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Bobby Hutcherson's new album on Blue Note Records is Enjoy The View. Scott Chernis/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bobby Hutcherson's Good Vibes For Fiery Times

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Lana Del Rey's new album is Ultraviolence. Neil Krug/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lana Del Rey: 'I Don't Have Other People In Mind'

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ian McLagan released his first studio album in five years, United States, on Tuesday. Jim Chapin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ian McLagan's Song For A Muse

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Ab-Soul With Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley

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Miguel Enjoys A Bit Of Storytelling In His Favorite Songs

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British singer Sam Smith has just released his debut album, In the Lonely Hour. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Young Man's Loneliness, And His Soulful Falsetto

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The Antlers (from left): Peter Silberman, Darby Cicci and Michael Lerner. Marc Lemoine/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Antlers: Holding A Light To The Darkness Within

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