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, left to right: Jared, Caleb, Matthew and Nathan Followill. Dan Winters/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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

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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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Linda Ronstadt performs in 1970. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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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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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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Gregory Porter's latest album is entitled Liquid Spirit. Shawn Peters /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nirvana in 1993 (from left): Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl. Anton Corbijn hide caption

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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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