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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

Like Lynyrd Skynyrd before it, the band turns Southern music forms into radio-ready singalongs.

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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

Forced into exile from Sierra Leone, Nabay now makes his mysterious, mesmerizing music in Brooklyn.

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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'

Laura Veirs, Mates of State and more contribute to an album encouraging children to pursue science.

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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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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

Rural living isn't easy, as he shows on Cabin Fever, and that's why it makes for such great songs.

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

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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

Ken Tucker says the Black Keys member works wonders producing JEFF The Brotherhood and Hacienda.

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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'

Scholar and fan Ryan Truesdell has turned unheard Evans scores into richly textured works.

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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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