Arc Iris is the self-titled solo debut of Jocie Adams, a former member of The Low Anthem. Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The High Voice Of The Low Anthem Breaks Out As Arc Iris

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Jon Langford Sings Our Impulse To Destroy

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Dave's Picks Volume 9 features a 1974 Grateful Dead concert played in Montana. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Fight Sound With Sound: Grateful Dead's Arena Combat

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New Gods is Scottish songwriter Dan Willson's second album as Withered Hand. Laura Lewis/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Tuneful Conversation With A Sometimes-Distant God

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Benmont Tench has a reputation in rock as the guy you want playing on your album. You Should Be So Lucky is his solo debut. Sam Jones/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Spotlight Shines Bright On A Consummate Sideman's Debut

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Vertical Scratchers: Slashed Chords, Fractured Poetry

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Linnea Olsson's debut album is called Ah! Tammy Karlsson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Gifted Cellist Sails Beyond Sweden, Across 'Fields Of Love'

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Bruce Springsteen's 18th album is titled High Hopes. Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Uneven But Vital, Bruce Springsteen Has 'High Hopes'

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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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The Beach Boys in 1964. Top row: Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson. Bottom row: Mike Love, Al Jardine, Brian Wilson. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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A Nostalgic — But Bumpy — Journey With The Beach Boys

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Kelly Clarkson's new holiday album is titled Wrapped in Red. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Two Sides Of Holiday Cheer From Kelly Clarkson, Nick Lowe

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On 'Days Are Gone,' Three Sisters HAIM It Up

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The Shangri-Las on the cover of the "Leader of the Pack" single. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bumpy, Bikers And The Story Behind 'Leader Of The Pack'

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Lucy Schwartz Is In Love With Her Own Voice, And That's OK

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Superchunk's new album is titled I Hate Music. Jason Arthurs/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Its New Album, Superchunk Makes The Downtrodden Sound Upbeat

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Sigur Ros' new album is titled Kveikur. Lilja Birgisdottir/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sigur Ros Navigates Unknown Terrain On 'Kveikur'

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Natalie Maines, former singer for the Dixie Chicks, placed the group at the center of controversy in 2003, when she publicly criticized George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq. Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Natalie Maines: A Country-Music Rebel Rocks On Her Own

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Ceramic Dog is Marc Ribot, Ches Smith and Shahzad Ismaily. Barbara Rigon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Marc Ribot Isn't Trying To Comfort Anyone

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Twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin have been writing songs since they were 15 and independently released their first full-length album in 1999. Since then, they've produced seven studio albums. /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tegan And Sara Reach Out To New Audiences With 'Heartthrob'

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After a 10-year hiatus, David Bowie has just returned with The Next Day. /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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David Bowie Awakens To 'The Next Day' Of His Career

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Jim James' solo debut is titled Regions of Light and Sound of God. Neil Krug/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jim James: On A Spiritual Quest In The Digital Age

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Rock musician Dave Grohl recorded Nirvana's Nevermind at L.A.'s Sound City Studios; now, he's turned his musical memories of the place into a documentary film of the same name. Varrance Films hide caption

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