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Jennifer O'Connor: Looking Back, Moving Forward

In "You Come Around," O'Connor addresses a faded relationship by employing direct, economical phrasing.

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Heartless Bastards: Rousing Songs, Born On The Road

The band's fourth album is the product of a cross-country sojourn by singer Erika Wennerstrom.

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Duchess Says: The Feel-Good Gospel Of Debauchery

"Antepoc" is a vivifying, danceable slab of high-volume, hard-hitting experimentation.

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Gretchen Peters: Refusing To Go Gently

"Hello Cruel World" reflects Peters' deeply held belief in the triumph inherent in endurance.

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Mickey Murray: Lost Soul, And A Message Of Hope

A virtually unheard 1970 soul gem, "People Are Together" is as timeless as it is optimistic.

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Jonquil: The Joy Of 'Calypso Pop'

In "It's My Part," Jonquil injects pop with island-inspired guitars and Afro-Caribbean percussion.

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Lido Pimienta: Love With A Sense Of Doom

Singing with the band Capullo, Pimienta explores the trauma of puppy love in "A quien amas en realidad es a mi."

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A 'Giant Anthology' Of Profile Records, Rap's Early Champion

Profile Records never meant to get into the rap game, but the label launched the careers of groups like Run-D.M.C.

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Vijay Iyer: Henry Threadgill Gets A Fascinating Makeover

Iyer and his trio masterfully articulate a complex composition's exuberant, zigzagging melody.

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The Mark Lanegan Band: Extra Grit

In "The Gravedigger's Song," Lanegan's raspy croak is without a doubt his most valuable asset.

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In "Only Brother," Midtown Dickens injects old folk and bluegrass sounds with verve, quirkiness and modern ideas. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Midtown Dickens: Sound Of A Shapeshifter

In "Only Brother," Midtown Dickens injects old folk and bluegrass sounds with verve, quirkiness and modern ideas.

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