In "Turn Off This Song and Go Outside," The Lonely Forest urges listeners to get out of their own heads. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Arrows

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Rooted in early-20th-century blues and jazz, Davina and the Vagabonds' "lipstickandchrome" is freshened up with modern sass. Ezra Moore hide caption

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Black Cloud

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Thelonious Monk: Making The Piano Hum

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Fantasy for violin & orchestra, Op 24

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'Rave On Buddy Holly' Pays Tribute To Holly's Soul

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Vieux Farka Toure's "Borei" has all the energy of classic African pop, paired with exuberant call-and-response vocals and blistering guitar solos. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Borei

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The Whisperlights' "Eaten Alive" practically oozes soothing melodies and warm textures that wash over whimsical guitars. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Eaten Alive' by The Whisperlights

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Molly Sweeney's poison-pen seduction in "You Mustn't Worry" traces the way loyalty can tilt toward obsession. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'You Mustn't Worry' by Molly Sweeney

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Garland Jeffreys: New York's 'King Of In Between'

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Cass McCombs' "County Line" would fit well on the radio in 1957, sandwiched between Ricky Nelson and Bobby Darin. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Wit's End

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When Le Trio Joubran unleashes its pent-up passions in a racing pulse, "Nawwar" is hypnotic and bliss-inducing. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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As Fâr

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A series of albums is helping to spread the word about the music of Andrrzej Panufnik. Andre Dzierzynski/Courtesy of CPO Records hide caption

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Rhapsody, for orchestra [Vivace]

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The Belgian girls' choir Scala transforms Lamb's "Gorecki" into something more cautious and introspective. Fratelli BVBA hide caption

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Dawn

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Like Gilbert And Sullivan? You'll Love These DVDs

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