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Andy Shauf Takes Risks On A Refreshing New Concept Album, 'Neon Skyline'

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(L-R) Rick Richards, Bruce Smith and Fred McNeal of The Georgia Satellites perform onstage in 2018. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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The Georgia Satellites: A Southern Rock Band Lost To The MTV Era

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Marcus King Turns Toward Blue-Eyed Soul On The Solo Album 'El Dorado'

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William Still (1821-1902), a conductor on the Underground Railroad who helped nearly 800 enslaved African Americans to freedom. Naxos American Classics hide caption

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Underground Railroad: A Conductor And Passengers Documented In Music

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After hit song "At Seventeen," singer-songwriter Janis Ian stepped away from her musical success for over 10 years, which is why Ann Powers thinks she's a bit forgotten. Shawn Baldwin/AP hide caption

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Janis Ian Was More Than Just A Teenager

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New Reissue From Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis And Johnny Griffin Is A Love Letter To Fans

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On his latest album, DJ and producer Kaytranada pays his sonic respects to the Black forefathers of dance music. Brad Barket/Getty Images hide caption

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On 'BUBBA,' Kaytranada Captures Dance Music's Central Tenet

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With 'Even Better,' Michael Formanek's Very Practical Trio Lives Up To Its Name

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Tyler Childers' 'Country Squire' Is Among The Best Country Albums Of 2019

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Merritt Wever and Toni Collette play two detectives investigating a series of sexual assaults in the Netflix show Unbelievable. Beth Dubber/Netflix hide caption

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A Critic Returns To The Books, TV, Music And Movies He Didn't Get To In 2019

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Todd Marcus Tames The Raucous Bass Clarinet On 'Trio+'

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On her new album, Lana Del Rey (shown here in 2018) is at her most instantly compelling, fully committed to the messy alignments upon which her art is built. Darren Gerrish/BFC/Getty Images hide caption

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Women Dominated 2019: Ken Tucker Picks His Top 10 Albums Of The Year

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Hootie & The Blowfish Comeback Album Brings The Band Into The 21st Century

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'Land of 1000 Dances' Chronicles The History Of Rampart Records Label

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