In "Waidio," singer Khaira Arby insists that women must be free to pursue their own happiness. Chris Nolan hide caption

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"How Come That Blood" is an old song, but in Sam Amidon's hands, it springs to life as if newly born. Samantha West hide caption

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The album Sweet Dreams: Her Complete Decca Masters contains all of Cline's recordings on the label. Hip-O-Select hide caption

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Tame Impala's "Lucidity" is more about impact than innovation, but the music still stuns on contact. Ben Sullivan hide caption

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"Like a Liar" hinges on the charismatic and evocative voice of The Orbans' singer, Peter Black, and his moving admission of romantic failure. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Though recorded late in Piano Red's life, "CC Rider" finds the singer/pianist in fine, lusty form. Tony Paris Archives hide caption

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Best Coast's "Boyfriend" is a perfect soundtrack for bumming around the beach on a sweltering day. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A reissue of Carissa's Wierd's best work sets mournfully deadpan vocals against a vibrant bed of strings and accordions. Brian Marr hide caption

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In "Bring Night," Sia caresses her words, while a reedy ache runs through every syllable. RJ Shaughnessy hide caption

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Marty Stuart was born in Philadelphia, Miss., where he taught himself to play both the guitar and mandolin as a teenager. James Minchin III hide caption

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If Steve Coleman's music sounds a little chilly sometimes, it's because he's more interested in compositional logics than setting a mood. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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