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Stephen Colbert (right) performs with Ben Folds on the set of his TV show, The Colbert Report.

Listen Stephen Colbert On Music: The Fresh Air Interview

October 24, 2012 – From "King Herod's Song" to Ben Folds Five, Colbert talks about some of his favorite music.

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The iconic cover of The Beatles' Abbey Road.

Read From Elgar To Beatles: Abbey Road Blazed A Trail

October 21, 2012 – The pioneering Abbey Road Studios "continues to push boundaries," even in an era of self-recording.

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Ben Gibbard's first album as a solo artist is called Former Lives.

Read Ben Gibbard: Living With Ghosts

October 20, 2012 – The Death Cab for Cutie frontman says his first solo album is eight years in the making.

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Tori Amos in concert in New York City on October 5th.

Read Tori Amos On Her Muses, Her Song Girls And Her Father

October 17, 2012 – In an interview with Ann Powers the singer reflects on her twenty-year career and her new album.

Kaki King's latest album is called Glow.

Watch Kaki King: A Guitar Wizard Conjures New Colors

October 12, 2012 – King says her new album blossomed in the studio from solo guitar pieces into dense arrangements.

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Muse's Matthew Bellamy includes the heartbeat of his son in utero on the song, "Follow Me."

Watch Muse: Arena-Sized Entropy On 'The 2nd Law'

October 9, 2012 – Muse's Matthew Bellamy includes the in utero heartbeat of his son in the song "Follow Me."

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Detail of the cover art from Ultraísta, the debut album from Nigel Godrich's new trio.

Read Ultraísta: Radiohead's Knob-Twister Takes Off

October 6, 2012 – The super-producer behind Radiohead's albums has a new band to show off: his own.

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Neil Young.

Listen In Memoir, Neil Young Wages 'Heavy Peace'

October 1, 2012 – Waging Heavy Peace sheds new light on the musician's career, family and medical battles.

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A publicity photo of Janis Martin in the late 1950s or early '60s.

Read Janis Martin, 'The Female Elvis,' Returns

September 30, 2012 – The co-producer of the singer's posthumous album talks about getting her idol back in the studio.

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Ben Folds Five (from left): Robert Sledge, Darren Jessee and Ben Folds.

Read Ben Folds Five Is Back

September 29, 2012 – After fame, disillusionment and a nearly decade-long hiatus, the trio has made a new album.

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Grizzly Bear

Read Grizzly Bear On Candor, Democracy And Too Much Music

September 24, 2012 – The Brooklyn band talks about its division of labor and how to break through the indie ceiling.

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Rickie Lee Jones' new album, The Devil You Know, is a collection of covers. "I think [I recorded the album] partially to remind people that a singer is the one who interprets the song," she says. "And once you do that, it's yours."

Read Rickie Lee Jones: 'One Devil With One Guitar'

September 22, 2012 – On her newest project, The Devil You Know, the singer-songwriter covers a set of cult classics.

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Bonnie Raitt accepts her Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville on Sept. 12, 2012.

Listen A Long Conversation With Bonnie Raitt FolkAlley

September 18, 2012 – The blues guitarist talks with Ann Powers about her influences at the Americana Music Conference. FolkAlley

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For Aimee Mann, the moment a song begins is often just before a performance.

Read Aimee Mann: 'Charmer Is Just Another Word For Narcissist'

September 17, 2012 – Mann's new album, Charmer, is a series of character sketches exploring loyalty and exploitation.

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Jonny Greenwood is responsible for the score of The Master and There Will Be Blood.

Read Radiohead's Guitarist Adapts To Life In Widescreen

September 15, 2012 – Jonny Greenwood scored the new film The Master, his second for director Paul Thomas Anderson.

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First Listen

The songs here <em></em>form a worthwhile, frequently terrific document of a band forever in transition.

First Listen: Pixies, 'Indie Cindy'

The songs here form a worthwhile, frequently terrific document of a band forever in transition.

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After a deal with his old record label, Prince will reissue <em>Purple Rain</em> for its 30th anniversary.

Prince Fans, Prepare For The Deluge

After a deal with his old record label, Prince will reissue Purple Rain for its 30th anniversary.

Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Why We Fight About Pop Music

Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

God, Drugs And Lizard Aliens: Yep, It's Country Music

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral <em>Become Ocean</em>.

Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean'

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral Become Ocean.

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