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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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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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Joe Barry was a pioneer of "swamp-pop" in the early 1960s. Johnny Vallis hide caption

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The Unsung Pioneer Of Louisiana Swamp-Pop

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Joe Hill Louis, B.B. King and Rufus Thomas appear on a new multi-disc compilation of electric blues, Plug It In! Turn It Up! Bear Family Records hide caption

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Turning Up The Volume On The Electric Blues

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The Insect Trust: An American Band Deconstructed

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Crazy Horse doesn't just redeem Neil Young's mawkish moments — it transforms them. From left, Ralph Molina, Poncho Sampedro, Neil Young and Billy Talbot are Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Julie Gardner/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Neil Young Still Vital On 'Psychedelic Pill'

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No figure in the history of rock 'n' roll is more incongruous than Big Joe Turner. Heinrich Klaffs/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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The Big Man Behind 'Shake, Rattle And Roll'

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Roxy Music's eight studio albums are now collected in one box set, titled The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-1982. Keystone/Hulton Archive hide caption

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More Than This: The 'Complete' Roxy Music

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Low Cut Connie's Call Me Sylvia is as raucous as its debut, though it's a bit more self-conscious. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Low Cut Connie: The Self-Deprecating Bar Band

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Out Of Industrial Wasteland, The English Beat Was Born

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Ken Tucker says Aimee Mann's latest album, Charmer, is a song cycle about getting rid of a cynical frame of mind. Sheryl Nields hide caption

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Aimee Mann: The 'Charmer' And The Disciplined Id

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The xx's new album, Coexist, comes out Sept. 11. Jamie-James Medina/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Haunted Harmonies On The xx's 'Coexist​'

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ZZ Top's new album, La Futura, is its first in nine years. Ross Halfin hide caption

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ZZ Top: Taking The Blues Back To The Future

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Bob Dylan's Tempest features 10 new songs with many feisty, baffling, sometimes beautiful moments. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bob Dylan's Baffling And Sometimes Beautiful 'Tempest'

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