With new songs and covers, La La Brooks' All or Nothing isn't just an attempted career comeback. Jacob Blickenstaff/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Former Girl-Group Singer Goes 'All Or Nothing'
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Live at the Cellar Door, the new album from Neil Young, was recorded in 1970. Gary Burden/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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When Donny Hathaway, Thelonious Monk And Neil Young Hit A Turning Point
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Midlake On World Cafe
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Lead singer John McCauley (center) and Deer Tick. Anna Webber/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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British songwriter Laura Mvula was a favorite on public radio stations around the country. Larry Hirshowitz/KCRW hide caption

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Public Radio's Songs Of 2013

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Donora On World Cafe
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Cindy Howes Talks Pittsburgh Music On World Cafe
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Bill Callahan On World Cafe
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A Nostalgic — But Bumpy — Journey With The Beach Boys
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The Head And The Heart On World Cafe
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Nick Lowe's Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family is an album of original holiday songs and some reworked classics. Zoran Orlic/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Why Would Nick Lowe Make A Christmas Album? Ask Nick Lowe
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The Bobs On Mountain Stage
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Ray Davies On World Cafe
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Taylor Muse (front), lead singer of the Austin indie-rock band Quiet Company, says the group is ready to be seen as more than just "the atheist band." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For An Ex-Christian Rocker, Faith Lost Is A Following Gained
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Dominique Pruitt performs live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Dominique Pruitt On Mountain Stage
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Man Man On World Cafe
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Superchunk On World Cafe
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