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Adele has described 25 as a "make-up album," and though the heartbreak that dominated previous albums lingers, the new album radiates absolute confidence.
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November 23, 2015 25, Adele's follow-up to the best-selling album of this decade, isn't quite a decisive split with her past work. But it radiates confidence and commands attention.
November 16, 2015 Brad Mehldau's new album is a broad collection of live performances. Reviewer Tom Moon says he never sounds out of his element, playing Nirvana like it's Brahms, and Brahms like it's Nirvana.
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November 16, 2015 The British singer-songwriter who came to prominence during the punk-rock era of the late 1970s sings about his adopted homeland in his new album, amERICa. Critic Ken Tucker has a review.
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Alessia Cara's new album, Know It All, comes out Nov. 13.
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November 13, 2015 The 19-year-old is ascending pop music's hierarchy by standing strong in herself.
November 12, 2015 The posthumous release of an album recorded 10 years ago showcases the interplay between the late trumpeter Kenny Wheeler and his longtime pianist John Taylor. Critic Kevin Whitehead has a review.
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The Max Levine Ensemble's new album, Backlash, Baby, comes out Nov. 20.
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November 11, 2015 Eight years after the D.C. trio's last record, Backlash, Baby is a desperate, full-tilt pop-punk record that's just trying to make sense of a backwards world.
The Best Of Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years Of The Grateful Dead comes out Nov. 20.
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November 11, 2015 A double-length collection of high points from the group's summer shows demonstrates how the Dead's songs can actually live and breathe when the conditions are right.
Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood & The Rajasthan Express' new album, Junun, comes out Nov. 20.
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November 11, 2015 Radiohead's guitarist delves deep into the music of northern India alongside Israeli-American singer and composer Shye Ben Tzur and 19 Rajasthani traditional musicians.
November 11, 2015 Ken Tucker says that Justin Timberlake's duet with Chris Stapleton the Country Music Awards and Meat and Candy, the new hip-hop-influenced album by Old Dominion, showcase a new style of country.
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Chris Isaak's new album, First Comes The Night, comes out Nov. 13.
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November 4, 2015 The 59-year-old's tenor has grown rawer, lending his inquiries into heartbreak an air of menace. He can still sing like a dream, but Isaak's gotten better at capturing nightmares, too.
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