Superchunk's new album is titled I Hate Music. Jason Arthurs/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Its New Album, Superchunk Makes The Downtrodden Sound Upbeat

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Sam Baker's Say Grace is his fourth album since he started making them in 2004, at age 50. Chrislyn Lawrence/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sam Baker's 'Say Grace' Is At Once Beautiful And Broken

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Robin Thicke: Smirky But Sincere On 'Blurred Lines'

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'Beauty' On Orrin Evans' Block

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John Surman, Mike Osborne and Alan Skidmore were all saxophonists and teamed up in 1973 to form the short-lived trio S.O.S. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Looking For The Next One' Reveals An Underappreciated Sax Trio

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A new collection of Brahms and Mozart recordings by the Stuyvesant Quartet from 1947 conveys a kind of inward grace. Jay Shulman /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Forgotten Quartet, Reissued And Reevaluated

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Summer Songs: Clarinetist Remakes 50 Cent

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Valerie June Wants To Be On Your Mind

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Shine And The Moonbeams: R&B For The Kids

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Record producer Huey Meaux wound up in jail twice, but he sure had a knack for finding talent in unlikely places. Some of those songs are included on South Texas Rhythm 'n' Soul Revue. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'South Texas' Collects Producer's Checkered Career

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The band Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino is leading the revival of an old Italian folk style called taranta, which has hypnotic rhythms meant to have restorative powers. Daniela Cardone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Trumpeters And Troubadours: New And Old Music From Italy

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Buddy Guy's new two-disc set is titled Rhythm & Blues. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Buddy Guy: 'Rhythm And Blues' Titan Channels Guitar Wisdom

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Vince Gill And Paul Franklin Ain't 'Foolin' Around' With Bakersfield Sound

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