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Kim Petras Goes Dark For Halloween With 'Turn Off The Light, Vol. 1'

The latest release from the young pop singer, known for Barbie doll imagery and bubble-gum sounds, features spookier sonics and a cameo from Elvira.

Tired of Fighting Menahan Street Band
Crunch Chicago Afrobeat Project
Trouble Was For Thao & the Get Down Stay Down
Orchids (Instrumental) The Shacks
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen Charlie Haden & Hank Jones
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Another 'Civil War'? Pessimism About Political Violence Deepens In A Divided Nation

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Shout of Blue Hint
My Mathematical Mind Spoon
Great Pumpkin Waltz Vince Guaraldi Trio

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Preaching Gospel Of Love And Justice, William Barber Mobilizes Progressive Christians

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Sound & Color Alabama Shakes
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Ghost Town The Specials
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Looking For ACA Health Insurance For 2019? Here's What To Expect

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Triangle BadBadNotGood
Ostentação Strobo
Moon Little People
Gold Prisms Incorporated The Bad Plus

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For Cervical Cancer Patients, Less Invasive Surgery Is Worse For Survival

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Jay Dee 49 - Instrumental J Dilla

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How Yellow Fever Turned New Orleans Into The 'City Of The Dead'

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House of the Rising Sun Eric Burdon & the Animals
I Put a Spell on You Midnite String Quartet

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Birds Got Their Colorful, Speckled Eggs From Dinosaurs

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Humanity, Pt. 1 Ennio Morricone

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Kim Petras Goes Dark For Halloween With 'Turn Off The Light, Vol. 1'

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