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Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson also teaches a class at New York University called "Topics in Recorded Music: Classic Albums."

Read Tall Glass Of Rock Star-Ness: A Q&A With Questlove

April 15, 2013 – Questlove, drummer and co-founder of The Roots, talks about his upcoming memoir.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' new album is titled Mosquito.

Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs On Love Songs, New York And Transforming On Stage

April 14, 2013 – Karen O, Nick Zinner and Brian Chase discuss their history, chemistry and the new album Mosquito.

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Thao & The Get Down Stay Down's new album is titled We The Common.

Read Thao Nguyen's Musical Life Is Far From 'Common'

April 13, 2013 – A trip to a California women's prison inspired much of the folk-rocker's latest LP, We the Common.

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The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver

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April 13, 2013 – Matthews joins a diverse cast to honor the late singer-songwriter on a new tribute album.

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Morrissey, an outspoken critic of Margaret Thatcher, is one of many U.K. musicians who responded to the late British leader's reforms in song.

Watch The Thatcher Era's Effect On British Music

April 12, 2013 – The late British leader inspired a wealth of music in the U.K. — some glowing, some grim.

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Kurt Vile.

Read Talking 21st Century Songwriting With Kurt Vile

April 10, 2013 – While his star rose, the songwriter made a languid, epic riposte to analysis and expectation.

David Rawlings and Gillian Welch.

Read Gillian Welch And David Rawlings: 'There's A Pull To Nashville' WXPN

April 9, 2013 – Listen to an extended conversation with the country-folk singers about their adopted hometown. WXPN

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Jherek Bischoff's new album is titled Composed.

Read Jherek Bischoff Crafts A Symphonic Sound On 'Composed'

April 9, 2013 – The rock musician and composer found himself writing orchestral arrangements for his latest album.

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The singer-songwriter released her debut studio album, Is Your Love Big Enough, this summer.

Read Lianne La Havas: 'The Golden Girl Of British Music'

April 7, 2013 – The 23-year-old singer-songwriter and guitarist swept critics after her TV debut.

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Paramore is the pop-punk band's self-titled fourth album.

Watch Paramore Tackles 'Real Life Problems'

April 7, 2013 – "I don't think there's anything wrong with writing songs that are emotional," says Hayley Williams.

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Bonobo's new album is titled The North Borders.

Watch Bonobo: Challenging Music's 'Borders,' Finding A New Frontier

April 5, 2013 – On his new album, the British DJ uses samples from the outside world to create melody and rhythm.

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Neko Case has been recording her latest album at WaveLab Studio in Tucson, Ariz.

Read Back In The Studio, Neko Case Recovers 'That Fire'

April 2, 2013 – Morning Edition checks in with the singer-songwriter as she refinishes her first album since 2009.

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Richard Thompson.

Read Guitar God Richard Thompson Plays 'Electric,' Acoustic WXPN

April 1, 2013 – The folk-rock legend, now 45 years into his career, plays songs from his new album, Electric. WXPN

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Phil Ramone in New York in 1997.

Read Listening Back To An Interview With Phil Ramone

April 1, 2013 – The legendary music producer died Saturday at 79. He appeared on Fresh Air in 1995.

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Jazz composer Maria Schneider (left) and soprano Dawn Upshaw collaborated on the new album Winter Morning Walks.

Read Singing The Praises Of Pre-Dawn Walks

April 1, 2013 – A soprano and a jazz composer explore work by former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser.

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The singer-songwriter, who died last year, has already inspired two double-length tribute albums.

First Listen: 'Farewell Transmission: The Music Of Jason Molina'

The singer-songwriter, who died last year, has already inspired two double-length tribute albums.

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Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Why We Fight About Pop Music

Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

God, Drugs And Lizard Aliens: Yep, It's Country Music

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral <em>Become Ocean</em>.

Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean'

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral Become Ocean.

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

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