Tom Moon Since 1983, Tom Moon has been writing about pop, rock, jazz, blues, and the music of the world. For much of that time, he was a music critic at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Moon's work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, Blender, Spin and more.

Beady Eye's debut album is called Different Gear, Still Speeding. Courtesy of Dangerbird Records hide caption

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Beady Eye: The Hard-Rocking Sound Of Life After Oasis

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Tristen's debut album is Charlatans at the Garden Gate. Courtesy of American Myth Recordings hide caption

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Tristen: Pop Hooks And Pure Inspiration

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Radiohead: Fool Me Twice

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Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer spent just two days recording his latest album, Solo. Hans Speekenbrink hide caption

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Vijay Iyer Blends The Old With The New

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This is the 10-year anniversary of Jason Moran and his trio. Thus, their latest album is called Ten. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jason Moran's 'Ten': The Bandwagon In Its Diamond Year

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While The Unthanks' members start songs conventionally enough, there's usually some twist. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Unthanks: A Twist On English Folk Music

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You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll remember what makes NPR funding credits great. Illustration By Stephanie d'Otreppe/NPR hide caption

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CD Collection Of NPR Funding Credits Is A 'True Gem'

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Elis Regina's work mulls over the big questions of life, one magnificent half-step at a time. Courtesy of Universal Brazil hide caption

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Elis Regina: The Feeling Between The Notes

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Tierney Gearon

Corinne Bailey Rae Mesmerizes With 'The Sea'

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There's a hint of restlessness to Kurt Rosenwinkel's approach to jazz standards. Lourdes Delgado hide caption

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Kurt Rosenwinkel: Old Songs, New 'Reflections'

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On her new album, Shakira replaces Latin and Middle Eastern beats with generic dance-pop diva moves. Jaume de la Iguana hide caption

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Shakira: Just Following The Pack?

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Jason Nocito

BLK JKS: World Music With Teeth

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Danny Clinch

Two Grunge Giants Release New Records

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