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Lady Gaga Vs. Ace Of Base

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"Marigold" by Mother Falcon

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It may appear on a collection of early works, but "While We're Young" represents Department of Eagles at its best. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'While We're Young' by Department of Eagles

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'The Brothel' by Susanne Sundfor

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'I'll Finish You Off' by Melvins

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Dierks Bentley Leaves Big Country For Bluegrass

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Composer and woodwind player Henry Threadgill says he draws inspiration from nonmusical sources like science and literature. David Redfern hide caption

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Henry Threadgill's Zooid: Form Through Independence

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After 10 years with his trio, Jason Moran demonstrates the growth of both jazz and his own music. Clay Patrick McBride hide caption

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Jason Moran: 'Ten' Years Later

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Beach Fossils' "Vacation" captures a sense of cool nonchalance, but also a dose of late-July ennui. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Beach Fossils

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Tony Allen was the drummer and musical director of Fela Kuti's band Africa 70 from 1968 to 1979. Bernard Benant hide caption

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Beyond Fela Kuti, The Enduring Appeal Of Afrobeat

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Rachid Taha's Bonjour mixes rock energy with a unique blend of North African pop and techno. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rachid Taha: Algerian Roots, American Rock 'n' Roll

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Suzanne Vega is reinventing much of her catalog as stripped-down folk music. With 1987's "Gypsy," it's an easy task. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Gypsy' by Suzanne Vega

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