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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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Cecilia Bartoli explores ideas of gender fluidity on her new album, devoted to music written for the great castrato singer Farinelli. Bartoli says that, like him, she's always transforming herself on stage. Uli Weber/Decca hide caption

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Powerful Lungs And Long-Spun Lines: Cecilia Bartoli Conjures Farinelli

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Beck's 14th album, Hyperspace, is out Nov. 22. Mikai Karl/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hear More: Beck On Weekend Edition

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Erroll Garner's 'A Night At The Movies' Reissue Radiates Joy

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DaBaby's Humor-Infused 'Kirk' Is Among 2019's Best Hip-Hop Albums

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Josh Homme's The Desert Sessions brought together an all-star line-up of rock legends to collaborate. Andreas Neumann/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Josh Homme's Rotating Supergroup The Desert Sessions Returns For 'Vols. 11 & 12'

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Reissue Captures Nat King Cole Before He Broke Through To Mainstream

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Gang Starr's 'One Of The Best Yet' Is A Welcome Throwback To An Earlier Rap Era

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