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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.' " Matthew Reeve/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Psychedelic Furs' Richard Butler On The Band's First New Album In 29 Years

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With 'Folklore,' Taylor Swift Marks Off Her Past And Enters A New Phase

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Remembering Jazz Singer Annie Ross

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'The Go-Go's' Documentary Offers A Look At The All-Female Band's Journey To Stardom

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Perfume Genius On World Cafe

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Makaya McCraven has a unique style where he makes improvised live recordings, then builds on them in the studio. His new album, which uses this method, is called Universal Beings E&F Sides. David Marques/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Drummer Makaya McCraven, The 'Beat Scientist,' Talks About His New Album

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Maria Sherman's new book gives critical consideration to a too-often maligned phenomenon within pop music: the boy band. Alex Fine/Courtesy of Black Dog & Leventhal hide caption

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A New Book Traces The History Of Boy Bands, The Pop Phenomenon 'Larger Than Life'

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S.G. Goodman on World Cafe

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Jake Blount, a 24-year-old banjoist and fiddler, is one of the people in the traditional music community working to educate others on the genre's Black roots. Michelle Lotker/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Breaking Down The Legacy Of Race In Traditional Music In America

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The Ephrata Cloister in Lancaster County, Pa., created conditions for its inhabitants to become the first known female composers in America. Doug Kerr/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A New Album Re-Creates The Work Of The 1st Known Female Composers In America

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On her first album, Rina Sawayama blends metal and pop and tackles serious issues."It was such a risk to be a musician that I didn't want to do fluffy pop songs and hope it cut through," she says. Hendrik Schneider /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rina Sawayama Wants Her Success To Make Space For Asian Women In Pop Music

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Singing In The Dark Times: Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir Takes On New Meaning

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Responding to the noise he experienced daily in London, Mala pared down U.K. dance music to a skeletal form. He's the final rung in this chain, but hypothetically, he'd "play it forward" to the late dub pioneer Augustus Pablo. Fabrice Bourgelle/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Play It Forward: Mala Sees The Space Between The Notes

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"I feel like it was better for the longevity of this band, believe it or not, to have gone through something like that," Emily Strayer says of The Chicks' cancellation. "It makes you even stronger." Philippa Price/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Chicks Look Back And Laugh

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Jonathan Wilson On World Cafe

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