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Grammy Nominees On 'World Cafe'

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American Idol's Carrie Underwood won Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance at the 2007 Grammys. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Magnetic Fields' Hard-Headed 'Realism'

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Benjamin Gibbard And Jay Farrar In Studio On World Cafe 12/15/09

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Sonos is (from left) Rachel Bearer, Chris Harrison, Jessica Freedman, Paul Peglar, Katharine Hoye and Ben McLain. Beth Herzhaft hide caption

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Sonos: Glitchy A Cappella, Live At NPR

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Neither ambient nor explicitly forceful, Efterklang's "Modern Drift" puts all of its layers on display. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Corinne Bailey Rae: Finding Solace In 'The Sea'

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Lucero: 'Rebels, Rogues' Unite

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