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

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Tinsel and Lights
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(From left) Robert Sledge, Ben Folds and Darren Jessee of Ben Folds Five. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ben Folds Five On World Cafe
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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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An Early Peek At Our Favorite Music Of 2012
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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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Bands That Should Be Bigger
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The Insect Trust: An American Band Deconstructed
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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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Ben Gibbard: Tiny Desk Concert
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King Animal is Soundgarden's first studio album in 15 years. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Armed With Age And Experience, Soundgarden Returns
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Vintage Trouble recently reissued its 2010 debut, The Bomb Shelter Sessions. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Vintage Trouble: Rock 'N' Roll Finds Its Soul
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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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Mick Jagger On The Apocalyptic 'Gimme Shelter'
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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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Ron Wood's Funky Contribution To The Stones Canon
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