Antonio Pompa-Baldi's new album is a tribute to Francis Poulenc and Edith Piaf. Steinway & Sons hide caption

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Kings Of Leon: Back With The 'Comeback Story Of A Lifetime'

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Elton John tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that The Diving Board is "a very adult album." Joseph Guay/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A More Reflective Leap On Elton John's 'Diving Board'

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?uestlove and The Roots play backing band to Elvis Costello on the new collaborative album Wise Up Ghost. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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?uestlove And Elvis Costello On Writing Together

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Composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone leads the chamber-pop ensemble San Fermin. Kyle Dean Reinford/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Young Composer Steps Outside Of Himself (And Into Pop)

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Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore gazes over the rail on the Station to Station train as it speeds across the country. Mara McKevitt hide caption

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Hear Thurston Moore And Doug Aitken Discuss 'Station To Station'

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In Memoir, Linda Ronstadt Describes Her 'Simple Dreams'

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Sidi Touré's new album, Alafia, is his third international release. Johnathan Crawford/Courtesy of Thrill Jockey Records hide caption

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Honoring A Duty To Make Music In Silent Mali

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Mike Doughty's latest album, Circles Super Bon Bon, revisits songs from his years fronting the band Soul Coughing. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mike Doughty Annuls The 'Dark Marriage' Of His Former Band

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Listen: James Ingram On 'Song Travels'

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Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley With Marley Marl

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'Singing Just To Me': Gregory Porter On Musical Inheritance

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Hear Dave Grohl And Krist Novoselic On 'In Utero'

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Janelle Monáe's new album, The Electric Lady, features collaborations with Prince, Erykah Badu, Miguel and Esperanza Spalding. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Electric Lady' Janelle Monae On Creating The Unheard

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