Tracey Thorn's album Tinsel and Lights was released Oct. 30. Edward Bishop/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sharon Van Etten's Tramp was released in February by Jagjaguwar. Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Clockwise from top: Seryn, Sam Phillips, Adam Arcuragi, Michael Benjamin Lerner of the band Telekinesis. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Benjamin Gibbard performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on Nov. 8, 2012. Lauren Rock/NPR hide caption

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Mick Jagger says "Gimme Shelter" is about a "world closing in on you." Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood says 1980's "Dance (Pt. 1)," which he helped write, was designed to get people moving. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption

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