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American composer John Adams has written a new concerto for saxophone. Nonesuch hide caption

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The Concerto: A 400-Year-Old Recipe That Still Cooks

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Jack White's first solo album was the sound of heartbreak. His latest, Lazaretto, feels more like isolation. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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From Jack White, A Fierce New Record Raised In Captivity

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John Fullbright's new album is called Songs. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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John Fullbright's Uneven 'Songs' Finds A Way To Fascinate

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Hundred Waters' new album, The Moon Rang Like a Bell, comes out May 27. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Moon Rang Like A Bell

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Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires' new album, Dereconstructed, comes out May 27. Wes Frazer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dereconstructed

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Vocalist Amelia Meath and electronic musician Nick Sanborn are Sylvan Esso. DL Anderson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sylvan Esso: Finding Humanity Between The Synths

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The deluxe version of Xscape features Michael Jackson's original demos, before the songs were "contemporized" for the album. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Is The 'Xscape' Deluxe Version Worth It? 3 Words: Michael Jackson Demos

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Ray LaMontagne's new album is called Supernova. Samantha Casolari/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ray LaMontagne Finds The Bright Side On 'Supernova'

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tUnE-yArDs: Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing

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The Animals: The British Invasion That Wasn't

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