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Nordic Symphonies And A $100 Guitar: Music We Love Now

Turn your ears toward three albums now tickling ours: clever Nielsen, glowing Finland and one battered electric guitar.

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Jim James: On A Spiritual Quest In The Digital Age

The My Morning Jacket singer seeks authenticity in a world of artifice on his first solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God.

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Composer Mohammed Fairouz, whose hour-long chamber opera Sumeida's Song recently appeared on recording and on stage. Samantha West/courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Yo La Tengo's new album is titled Fade. Carlie Armstron/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rock musician Dave Grohl recorded Nirvana's Nevermind at L.A.'s Sound City Studios; now, he's turned his musical memories of the place into a documentary film of the same name. Varrance Films hide caption

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Miles Davis' Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 is a compilation of previously unreleased material performed by a short-lived incarnation of his touring band. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Singer-songwriter and actress Paloma Faith's new album is titled Fall to Grace. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Vusi Mahlasela's new album, a live recording of his 20th-anniversary show in Johannesburg, is titled Sing to the People. Erik Forster /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The mountainside Montserrat monastery, north of Barcelona, inspired Paul Moravec to write a cello concerto. Luis Davilla/Cover/Getty Images hide caption

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