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Read Top 10 Outer Sound Albums Of 2012

December 13, 2012 – Fractured grooves got the noise kids dancing and we went heavy on deconstructing tape loops in 2012.

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Read Top 10 Metal Albums Of 2012

December 13, 2012 – From straight-up death to a bluegrass 'n' black hybrid, these are the metal LPs that hurt so good.

The late sitarist, composer and musical ambassador Ravi Shankar, who died Tuesday at age 92.

Read 5 Essential Ravi Shankar Recordings

December 12, 2012 – Ravi Shankar was an intrepid musical explorer. Hear five of his collaborations you must know.

Robin Thicke performs in Feburary. His song, "Another Life" leaked on the Internet this summer, but didn't land on the charts.

Watch Top 5 Slept-On R&B Songs Of 2012

December 12, 2012 – Many singers made great R&B away from the mainstream this year. Here are five worth your attention.

The Beatles look out of the Magical Mystery Tour coach skylight, on location in England in September 1967.

Read Behind The Scenes Of The Beatles' 'Magical Mystery Tour'

December 14, 2012 – TV critic David Bianculli reviews a new documentary about the 1967 Beatles film.

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Ke$ha's new album is titled Warrior.

Read Ke$ha: A 'Warrior' In Search Of Legitimacy

December 12, 2012 – On her new album, the pop star tries to show that she's not just in the business for the money.

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Ravi Shankar circa 1960 in the U.K.

Watch Ravi Shankar, Who Brought Eastern Music To Western Legends, Dies

December 12, 2012 – The sitar master and composer worked with George Harrison, Yehudi Menuhin, Philip Glass and more.

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Soprano Galina Vishnevskaya was once caleld the "Russian Maria Callas" for her intense interpretations.

Watch Outspoken Russian Diva And Muse Galina Vishnevskaya Dies At 86

December 11, 2012 – The soprano was known for her electrifying performances and her dissident political views.

Bruno Mars draws inspiration from across the pop landscape on his second album, Unorthodox Jukebox.

Watch Bruno Mars Goes Anyplace And Everyplace On 'Jukebox'

December 11, 2012 – The star traverses the pop landscape, pulling in far-flung influences and making them his own.

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Jazz great Charles Mingus performs at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September 1964.

Read Bass Note: Mingus And The Jazz Workshop Concerts

December 11, 2012 – A new, seven-disc Charles Mingus box set chronicles the jazz legend's mid-'60s live performances.

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Prominent musicians remember American composer Elliott Carter (who would have turned 104 today) through his music. Carter died last month.

Read Musicians Remember Elliott Carter

December 11, 2012 – From singers to conductors, musicians pay homage to Elliott Carter by discussing his music.

Swiss soprano Lisa Della Casa's sweet and silvery voice was perfect for the music of Richard Strauss.

Watch Soprano Lisa Della Casa, Strauss And Mozart Specialist, Dies At 93

December 11, 2012 – The Swiss soprano with the sweet and silvery voice was a regular in Vienna and New York.

Donna Summer, a possible Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, poses for a portrait circa 1976.

Watch Who Should Be In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame?

December 11, 2012 – Every year, music fans and the industry debate the inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Jenni Rivera performs at the Lilith Fair in 2010 in San Diego.

Read Remembering Banda Diva Jenni Rivera

December 10, 2012 – The legendary musician, household name and feminist presence in the Latin music scene was 43.

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Nate Ruess performs at the Grammy nominations concert on Dec. 5. Ruess's band, fun., was nominated for Album, Record and Song of the year.

Watch Grammy Nominations 2012: The Comedown

December 10, 2012 – There is plenty to like about the recent Grammy nominations. Don't bet on the awards to be as good.

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