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Artists like Superchunk, Neurosis, Pixies, Low, Mogwai and Joanna Newsom came to recording engineer Steve Albini when they had something righteous or defiant to proclaim. Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty hide caption

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Composer, singer-songwriter and producer Julia Holter joins us to play some of her favorite music ahead of her latest album, Something in the Room She Moves, due out in March. Camille Blake/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Contenders, Vol. 3: Our running list of the year's best songs

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Over 90 minutes, the অন্য (ONNO) compilation surveys India's experiment music scene: pulsing noise, avant-pop, freak folk, astral synths and surging industrial. Courtesy of Onno Collective hide caption

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In her 2015 memoir, Girl in a Band, Kim Gordon credits The Shangri-Las' speak-sing style as an influence on her own. The '60s girl-group's lead singer, Mary Weiss, died last week. Danielle Neu/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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