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Shoes: After 18 Years, The Power-Pop Band Re-Ignites

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Like Lynyrd Skynyrd before it, Blackberry Smoke turns Southern music forms into radio-ready singalongs. Matthew Mendenhall hide caption

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Blackberry Smoke: Life In A Small Town

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Forced into exile from Sierra Leone, Janka Nabay (left of center) now makes his mysterious, mesmerizing music in Brooklyn. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Janka Nabay: The King Of Bubu Music

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Science Fair includes science-loving songs from Laura Veirs, Mates of State, Elizabeth Mitchell and more. El Lohse hide caption

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Fire Up Your Kid's Imagination At The 'Science Fair'

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Autosalvage, a New York quartet, made one album and then stopped playing. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Autosalvage: The Psychedelic Band That Vanished

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Corb Lund, who wrote most of Cabin Fever, his new album, in a cabin he built himself. Alexandra Valenti/New West Records hide caption

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Corb Lund Built This Album With His Own Two Hands

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A new box set of early albums captures Jan Garbarek's forming saxophone sound — austere and astringent. Roberto Massoti/ECM Records hide caption

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How Jan Garbarek Came To Epitomize Nordic Jazz

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The debut album from Boston group Debo Band honors and updates the sound of "swinging Addis." Shawn Brackbill hide caption

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Debo Band: Ethiopian Funk, Reinvented

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Lianne La Havas' debut album is titled Is Your Love Big Enough? Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lianne La Havas: A Cool Antidote For Late Summer's Heat

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Producer Dan Auerbach achieves an ideal version of JEFF The Brotherhood and Hacienda on their respective new albums. James Quine hide caption

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Dan Auerbach Likes It Fast, Simple And Loud

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Ryan Truesdell has turned unheard Gil Evans scores into richly textured works on Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans. Dina Regine hide caption

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Digging Up The 'Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans'

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Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya and Swedish producer Johan Hugo met in a London thrift shop and soon became musical collaborators as The Very Best. David Harrison hide caption

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The Very Best: A Band's Summer Escape With A Message

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