Murakami's 'Absolutely on Music' Is Sort of a My Dinner With Andre for Classical Music Fans

Murakami's 'Absolutely on Music' Is Sort of a My Dinner With Andre for Classical Music Fans

By Chris Ingalls

A famed Japanese novelist who just happens to be a supreme music fanatic sits down with a celebrated Japanese conductor for a series of informal talks. 23 Jan 2017 // 7:30 AM

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	Okkervil River: Black Sheep Boy Appendix

Austin folkies spin their dark pop web further into the depths with a mini-album, using recent B-sides as a jumping-off point, that rivals this band-on-the-rise's most solid efforts to date.

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inally, I got around to this one, and this band has made it worth the wait. Year-end lists? Not a question of if but how many!"

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	Anthony B.: My Hope

Dancehall star Anthony B.'s 'hope' is that you'll buy his album. Oh, and world peace. Definitely world peace. A big, fat spliff wouldn't hurt either.

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As a backdrop, Maui is not standard fare, and the setting raises intriguing questions about isolation and emigration.

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The Adventures of Pete & Pete: Season Two

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That Ribbon of Highway: Sharon Jones Re-shapes Woody Guthrie's Song

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"Sharon Jones and Woodie Guthrie knew: great songs belong to everybody.

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