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Listen Le Trio Joubran: Brothers of the Oud

April 29, 2008 – On Majaz, three Palestinian siblings break new ground with an ancient string instrument.

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Listen Toumani Diabate Takes a Solo Turn

April 15, 2008 – A new album finds the Malian master musican alone with his kora, a 21-string West African harp.

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Listen Boogie-Woogie and Blues: Small Can Be Sweet

April 15, 2008 – A new CD box set remasters a trove of solo and small-ensemble recordings from genre greats.

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Listen Nine Inch Nails: 'Ghosts' of Songs

April 14, 2008 – Trent Reznor drops the singing and puts his thick soundscapes in the center ring on his new CD.

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Listen Waco Brothers, 'Live and Kicking' in Chicago

April 10, 2008 – Fresh Air's rock critic reviews the group's new live album, Waco Express.

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Listen Richard Egarr: The 'Bernstein of Early Music'

March 26, 2008 – The keyboardist delivers a historically informed performance worthy of Handel's 'Organ Concertos.'

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Listen Adam Green, at 'Sixes & Sevens'

March 20, 2008 – Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews the latest from the Moldy Peaches co-founder.

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Listen Cheb i Sabbah's 'Devotion' to Organic Electronica

March 13, 2008 – The club DJ's latest effort, which blends Indian spiritual music and electronica, stands apart.

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Listen Dengue Fever Seeks 'Venus on Earth'

March 10, 2008 – Critic Banning Eyre reviews a new album from the band inspired by 1960s Cambodian pop music.

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Listen Glenn Gould Recaptured En Masse

February 20, 2008 – A new 80-CD set marks the 25th anniversary of the celebrated pianist's death.

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Listen Summing Up Drew Gress' 'Irrational Numbers'

February 18, 2008 – On his new album, bassist Drew Gress pairs aggressive improvising with his love of great melodies.

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Listen On 'River,' Hancock Skates Away with Grammy

February 11, 2008 – An unlikely Grammy winner, Herbie Hancock's tribute to Joni Mitchell is thoughtful and spontaneous.

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Listen The Magnetic Fields' 'Noise' from New York

February 1, 2008 – Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Distortion by The Magnetic Fields.

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Listen Unwelcome Spirits Haunt 'The Bedlam in Goliath'

January 29, 2008 – When The Mars Volta bought a ouija board, it had no idea how much it would affect its work.

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Listen Rock from the Beijing Underground

January 29, 2008 – Critic Milo Miles looks directly into the anthology Look Directly Into the Sun.

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