David Browne David Browne has been writing about pop, in its various shapes and styles, for more than 20 years.
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Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart incorporates sampled sounds of the cosmos in "Who Stole the Show?" John Werner hide caption

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Who Stole the Show?

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In "All Over Again," Alexis P. Suter applies defibrillator paddles to soulful blues-rock music. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'All Over Again' by Alexis P. Suter

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An assist from Laura Marling helps transport Johnny Flynn's "The Water" into its own stratosphere. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Water (Featuring Laura Marling)

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Michael Leonhart's "The Story of Echo Lake" is a nimble, insinuating track with an inventive and unexpected storyline. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Laura Veirs' "July Flame" is a litany of warm-weather imagery: kites, lemonade, fireworks, a "sweet summer peach." courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dawes' members are country-rock hippies at heart, if "When You Call My Name" is any indication. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Death by Perfection' by Maia Sharp

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'Hot Summer Day' by Three Fantastic

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