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Matthew Sweet's Melodic Hooks Tug At The Heart On 'Tomorrow Forever'

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Ranging from mystic drone to explosive free jazz, Roberts digs into the dirt along the spiritual roots of American blues, jazz, rock and more on Coin Coin Chapter Three: Run River Thee. Matthew Eisman/Getty Images hide caption

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The Clientele's Music For the Age Of Miracles is out Sept. 22. Andy Willsher hide caption

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Music For The Age Of Miracles

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    Music For The Age Of Miracles
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    Music For The Age Of Miracles
    Artist
    The Clientele
    Label
    Merge Records
    Released
    1969

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Petal's Comfort EP comes out Sept. 15. Emily Dublin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Petal, 'Comfort'

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Cheslea Wolfe's new album, Hiss Spun, comes out Sept. 22. Nick Fancher/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hiss Spun

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    Hiss Spun
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    Hiss Spun
    Artist
    Chelsea Wolfe
    Label
    Sargent House
    Released
    1969

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The original Broadway cast recording of SpongeBob SquarePants The Musical is out Sept. 22. Joan Marcus hide caption

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SpongeBob SquarePants, The Musical

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    SpongeBob SquarePants, The Musical
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    SpongeBob SquarePants, The Musical
    Artist
    Original Broadway Cast
    Label
    Masterworks Broadway / Sony
    Released
    1969

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Josh Ritter's Gathering comes out Sept. 22. Laura S. Wilson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gathering

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    Gathering
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    Gathering
    Artist
    Josh Ritter
    Label
    Pytheas Recordings
    Released
    2017

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Haiku From Zero

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    Haiku From Zero
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    Haiku From Zero
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    Cut Copy
    Label
    Astralwerks
    Released
    1969

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Luciferian Towers is out Sept. 22. Yannick Grandmont hide caption

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Luciferian Towers

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    Luciferian Towers
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    Godspeed You! Black Emperor
    Label
    Constellation
    Released
    1969

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The War on Drugs, led by Adam Granduciel (far right). The new album, A Deeper Understanding, is out now. Shawn Brackbill/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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With 'A Deeper Understanding,' The War On Drugs Balances Ambition And Grace

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Whitney Houston (shown here performing in 1994) starred in the movie Waiting To Exhale, and contributed several songs to its breathtaking, beloved soundtrack. Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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