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Arc Iris is the self-titled solo debut of Jocie Adams, a former member of The Low Anthem.

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

April 3, 2014 – The eclectic approach of Jocie Adams' former band is amply present in her solo debut.

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Jon Langford with Skull Orchard.

Watch Jon Langford Sings Our Impulse To Destroy

April 2, 2014 – The Mekons and Waco Brothers veteran has a way of mixing pretty melodies with harsh criticisms.

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Dave's Picks Volume 9 features a 1974 Grateful Dead concert played in Montana.

Read Fight Sound With Sound: Grateful Dead's Arena Combat

March 31, 2014 – In 1974, the Dead used an enormous conglomeration of amps and speakers called the Wall of Sound.

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New Gods is Scottish songwriter Dan Willson's second album as Withered Hand.

Read A Tuneful Conversation With A Sometimes-Distant God

March 25, 2014 – Dan Willson's second album as Withered Hand finds him at loose ends with his religious faith.

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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.

Read The Spotlight Shines Bright On A Consummate Sideman's Debut

February 26, 2014 – Benmont Tench has a reputation as the guy you want playing on your album. Now he has one of his own.

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Vertical Scratchers.

Read Vertical Scratchers: Slashed Chords, Fractured Poetry

February 24, 2014 – Daughter of Everything is a superb pop album with one foot in the past and another in the future.

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Linnea Olsson's debut album is called Ah!

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

January 22, 2014 – Linnea Olsson grew up listening to ABBA and Bjork, but her debut album is a creation all her own.

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Bruce Springsteen's 18th album is titled High Hopes.

Read Uneven But Vital, Bruce Springsteen Has 'High Hopes'

January 14, 2014 – His 18th album is a mixed-bag assortment of covers and originals brimming with undimmed eagerness.

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With new songs and covers, La La Brooks' All or Nothing isn't just an attempted career comeback.

Read A Former Girl-Group Singer Goes 'All Or Nothing'

December 16, 2013 – With new songs and covers, La La Brooks' All or Nothing isn't just an attempted career comeback.

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Live at the Cellar Door, the new album from Neil Young, was recorded in 1970.

Read When Donny Hathaway, Thelonious Monk And Neil Young Hit A Turning Point

December 13, 2013 – Three distinct live recordings from around 1970 each capture an artist whose career was changing.

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The Beach Boys in 1964. Top row: Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson. Bottom row: Mike Love, Al Jardine, Brian Wilson.

Read A Nostalgic — But Bumpy — Journey With The Beach Boys

December 10, 2013 – Made in California presents the rise and slow fade of a once-great force in American music.

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Kelly Clarkson's new holiday album is titled Wrapped in Red.

Watch Two Sides Of Holiday Cheer From Kelly Clarkson, Nick Lowe

November 15, 2013 – Whether glossy and heartfelt or earnest and playful, these albums can help conjure a holiday mood.

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HAIM.

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

October 2, 2013 – Can the highly publicized band turn its hype into hits? Ken Tucker wants to join the fan club.

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The Shangri-Las on the cover of the "Leader of the Pack" single.

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

September 26, 2013 – A new compilation collects Shadow Morton's hits for The Shangri-Las, Iron Butterfly and Janis Ian.

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Lucy Schwartz.

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

September 24, 2013 – On her new album Timekeeper, the singer-songwriter often sounds like a throwback to another era.

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