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'Valentino' by Diane Birch

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'Home' by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

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'Insides' by Jon Hopkins

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'Long Way to Go' by Liam Finn and Eliza Jane

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Shakira: Just Following The Pack?

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'I Hate People' by Jemina Pearl with Iggy Pop

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Fever Ray, a.k.a. Karin Dreijer-Andersson, surrounds her music with hauntingly beautiful mystery. Johan Renck hide caption

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Exclusive First Listen: Fever Ray, 'Live At Lulea'

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Egberto Gismonti: Guitars That Dazzle

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Tito x 2: Celebrating The Kings Of Mambo Again

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The Best Live Rock Record Ever?

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Strong And Simple As A 'Shadow On The Ground'

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