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"The Pedestrian Boogie" is an appropriately melodramatic piece that oozes nostalgic yearning. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'The Pedestrian Boogie' by The Bloodsugars

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The Ramones in a 1981 promotional photograph. Joey Ramone is second from left. Sire Records/Getty Images hide caption

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Joey Ramone, As His Brother Remembers Him

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The guitarist infuses Monk's "Reflections" with dreamlike grace and finely controlled power. Lourdes Delgado hide caption

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'Reflections' by Kurt Rosenwinkel

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Ella Fitzgerald: A Trove Of Club Treasures

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Surly and overstuffed, Los Campesinos!'s "Romance Is Boring" takes an unsurprisingly dim view of domestic bliss. Kim Coulour hide caption

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Romance Is Boring

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Corinne Bailey Rae Mesmerizes With 'The Sea'

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The Magnetic Fields' Hard-Headed 'Realism'

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The mysterious singer-songwriter who calls himself Daddy Lion finds himself bruised and battered in "Morning." courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Morning' by Daddy Lion

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"What Would I Want? Sky" is lush, rewarding and a welcome rebuttal to critics of music sampling. Atiba Jefferson hide caption

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What Would I Want? Sky

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Tommy T: Ethiopian For The Untrained Ear

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Hear Midlake's 'Courage Of Others'

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Neither ambient nor explicitly forceful, Efterklang's "Modern Drift" puts all of its layers on display. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Modern Drift' by Efterklang

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"Hatari" is a noisy, threadbare patchwork, but the song shines anyway. Chrissy Piper hide caption

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Hatari

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