The Psychedelic Furs' Richard Butler says the decision to make a new album was intuitive. "It just felt like 'Why don't we write a record? This band is as good as it ever sounded.' "
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Price has been at home in Nashville trying to keep her feet on the ground. "If you let things like fame or money cloud your mind and poison your spirit, I think your art will really suffer," she says.
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Moses Sumney moved from LA to Asheville, N.C. ahead of writing his latest album, grae. "Lyrically and thematically, I was able to channel something bigger than me in a much clearer way," he says.
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Sweet Crude sings modern indie pop in Louisiana French, a centuries-old dialect. "We had this intention of giving this very old dialect a brand new set of clothes," band member Sam Craft says.
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Silver Landings is Mandy Moore's first new album in over a decade. "I feel like this fully realized version of myself making music again" she tells NPR's Ari Shapiro.
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique are performing all nine of Beethoven's symphonies in a series of concerts celebrating the composer's 250th birthday.
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"It's almost a dying art form in that people cherry-pick songs and put them on playlists and so, I don't know that the listening audience really ever gets the sense of the full artistic statement," Sheryl Crow says.
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