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

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

June 12, 2014 – Composers worldwide paint colorful pictures with soloists and orchestras.

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

Watch From Jack White, A Fierce New Record Raised In Captivity

June 10, 2014 – White's first solo album was the sound of heartbreak; the new Lazaretto feels more like isolation.

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John Fullbright's new album is called Songs.

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

June 2, 2014 – Songs feels like the work of an artist who's still figuring out who he is and where he wants to go.

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Vocalist Amelia Meath and electronic musician Nick Sanborn are Sylvan Esso.

Watch Sylvan Esso: Finding Humanity Between The Synths

May 14, 2014 – The electronic duo's self-titled debut brims with slow tempos and spacious arrangements.

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

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

May 13, 2014 – The demos included in the expanded Xscape provide a rare glimpse into Jackson's creative process.

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Ray LaMontagne's new album is called Supernova.

Watch Ray LaMontagne Finds The Bright Side On 'Supernova'

May 13, 2014 – The singer-songwriter explores an uncharacteristically sunny, psychedelic side on his fifth album.

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Mobb Deep.

Read Unheard Bounty On Mobb Deep's First Album In Eight Years

May 5, 2014 – The new songs are quite good, but 20-year-old outtakes from The Infamous sessions are remarkable.

tUnE-yArDs.

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

May 5, 2014 – Merrill Garbus worries that she's just an accumulation of her influences, and she fights back.

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The Animals.

Watch The Animals: The British Invasion That Wasn't

May 1, 2014 – The rough-and-tumble quintet from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne gets reassessed in a new box set.

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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

April 24, 2014 – 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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