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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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