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Win Butler (with red megaphone) and Regine Chassagne (lower left, with keytar) of Arcade Fire lead a parade through New Orleans' French Quarter with members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in honor of David Bowie. Erika Goldring for NPR hide caption

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David Bowie in 1974, on the set of the Dutch TV show TopPop, where he performed "Rebel Rebel," from the album Diamond Dogs. Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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David Bowie's 27th album, Blackstar, was released on Friday, his 69th birthday. He died, following an 18-month battle with cancer, two days later. Jimmy King/Courtesy of Columbia Records hide caption

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It's a "waste a time to have expectations" about Young Thug (seen here performing in Atlanta in October), writes Rembert Browne. Prince Williams/Getty Images hide caption

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So Sad Today's Melissa Broder says The Weeknd's songs are "sexy, though not longing-y on his part, because I feel like he is in control." Brad Barket/Getty Images hide caption

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"In material like this, I hope that there is a danger in what we're doing. I hope we are on a razor's edge." Leslie Odom Jr. gets into character as Aaron Burr on the Hamilton set. Josh Lehrer hide caption

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Customers line up outside the Detroit location of Jack White's Third Man Records store on opening day, Nov. 27. Third Man's plans for Detroit also include a record pressing plant. Scott Legato/Getty Images hide caption

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John Paul White's "Simple Song" appears on the concept album Southern Family, produced by Dave Cobb. Allister Ann/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Producer Dave Cobb in the studio at his Nashville home. Cobb's work has added traditional notes to the slick sound that dominates country, but he challenges the idea that what he's doing is more "authentic." Laura E. Partain for NPR hide caption

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A New Place 2 Drown is Archy Marshall's first music since the release of his debut album as King Krule, 6 Feet Beneath The Moon in 2013. Will Robson-Scott/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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