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Vadim Salmanov's four symphonies are reissued in live performances conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky.

Read Angst And Excellence In Forgotten Soviet Symphonies

A set of post-World War II Russian symphonies recovers a neglected composer, Vadim Salmanov.

Jessica Lea Mayfield.

Watch For Jessica Lea Mayfield, Sometimes Sanity Is The Better Option

April 23, 2014 – Make My Head Sing... is full of unreliable narrators who sometimes revel in their own bad decisions.

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The Secret Sisters' new album, backed by Jack White and produced by T-Bone Burnett, is called Put Your Needle Down.

Watch Harmony-Loving Sisters Keep It Retro

April 17, 2014 – The Secret Sisters' new album displays a sophisticated twang and a timeless sound.

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Carlene Carter.

Read Carlene Carter Carries The Heavy Burden Of History Lightly

April 4, 2014 – The country singer treats the classic songs on her new album like living, vital pieces of art.

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Arc Iris is the self-titled solo debut of Jocie Adams, a former member of The Low Anthem.

Watch The High Voice Of The Low Anthem Breaks Out As Arc Iris

April 3, 2014 – The eclectic approach of Jocie Adams' former band is amply present in her solo debut.

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Jon Langford with Skull Orchard.

Watch Jon Langford Sings Our Impulse To Destroy

April 2, 2014 – The Mekons and Waco Brothers veteran has a way of mixing pretty melodies with harsh criticisms.

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Dave's Picks Volume 9 features a 1974 Grateful Dead concert played in Montana.

Read Fight Sound With Sound: Grateful Dead's Arena Combat

March 31, 2014 – In 1974, the Dead used an enormous conglomeration of amps and speakers called the Wall of Sound.

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New Gods is Scottish songwriter Dan Willson's second album as Withered Hand.

Read A Tuneful Conversation With A Sometimes-Distant God

March 25, 2014 – Dan Willson's second album as Withered Hand finds him at loose ends with his religious faith.

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Bud Powell pioneered bebop-style improvisation on the piano.

Read After A Painful Year, Bud Powell's Triumpant 1953 Return

March 24, 2014 – On Feb. 5, 1953, Powell was uncommunicative at Birdland. At the keys, it was another story.

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Sara Evans.

Watch Sara Evans: Country Power Ballads With A Punch

March 20, 2014 – In the midst of country hits about drinkin' and partyin', Evans' success is all the more heartening.

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A late 15th-century icon of St. Sergius of Radonezh with the Saints of Rostov adorns the cover of a new album of Russian Orthodox Church music by the vocal ensemble Conspirare.

Read Pitch Perfect: 3 Must-Hear Vocal Albums

March 18, 2014 – Hear new vocal albums from blistering Beethoven to ancient sounds from the Russian Orthodox Church.

Angel Olsen.

Read Angel Olsen: A Voice Of Confounding Power

March 11, 2014 – Olsen's first album with a backing band launches her music from folk into an unclassifiable realm.

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