Milo Miles Milo Miles is a world-music and American-roots music critic for NPR's Fresh Air, and also a contributing writer for Rolling Stone magazine, The Village Voice and The New York Times.

Lizzo Brings Ideas, Humor And Sass To 'Big Grrrl Small World'

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Unadulterated Brass-Band Fun On Banda De Los Muertos' Debut Album

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Carlos Gardel's Tango-Cowboy Legacy Is 'Reborn And Remastered'

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Malian Bandleader Bassekou Kouyate Merges Rock And Soul In 'Ba Power'

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For Duo Tennis, Pop Is A Natural Language

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A Lost Piece Of Soul History Appears

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Dave's Picks Volume 9 features a 1974 Grateful Dead concert played in Montana. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Fight Sound With Sound: Grateful Dead's Arena Combat

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Before He Joined Congress, A South African Janitor's Disco Past

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Dave Van Ronk at the 1968 Philadelphia Folk Festival. Diana Davies/Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways hide caption

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Will The Real Llewyn Davis Please Stand Up?

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Europe Swings The Body Electric

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Sylvester's 1978 album Step II resulted in a couple of smash singles, "Dance (Disco Heat)" and "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)." Fantasy Archives hide caption

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Sylvester: 'Mighty Real' Disco Star Deserves A Modern Spotlight

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Festival Au Desert: Music Of Peace Not Silenced By War

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Yo La Tengo: Decades In And Far From Fading

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