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Jazz's Kandace Springs Pays Tribute to 'The Women Who Raised Me'

Singer and pianist Kandace Springs tackles a dozen songs associated with her jazz vocal heroes, and the combination of simplicity and sincerity is winning.

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Anoushka Shankar: Traveller

The sitar superstar creates a canny new hybrid form.

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Various Artists: Kin: Songs By Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell

Singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell and poet Mary Karr collaborate on a moving exploration of different kinds of kinship.

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In Defense of Train Not Being Nearly as Bad as You Might Think

Sure, you may believe that it's not cool to like Train, but with the release of the unabashedly infectious California 37, the San Francisco trio brings fun back to pop music.

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In Defense of Adele's Next Album, Whenever That May Come

As the singer just turned 24, we look back on how gigantic her star has grown while looking forward with an open mind at whatever her next move may be.

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SXSW Music Day 4: Highlights - MOG Showcase + Norah Jones

Bob Mould’s set was followed by the only SXSW performance by the Roots, one of the most anticipated sets of the conference (as evidenced by a near three-block long line).

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The Little Willies: For the Good Times

Norah Jones and co. took some of their most beloved country tunes and recreated them with the love you’d expect from the original songwriters themselves.

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Various Artists: The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

The only thing more exciting than the release of 12 previously unrecorded Hank Williams lyrics is the group of artists recruited to put them together.

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Ryan Adams: Ashes & Fire

Ryan Adams mines a dark musical vein and strikes gold with the most confident and consistent album of his career.

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Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi: Rome

The Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi collaboration is a soundtrack for a movie that doesn't exist.

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The Year in Music: October 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable events in the world of music, here’s what happened in October 2010.

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Rewinding the 53rd Annual Grammys

Performance-filled show often gave excellent tributes to music greats, but barely passed out any awards. This is going to be a long post!

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Guessing the Grammys

Predictions on who will win what in the biggest categories, based on industry hype and a little guessing about the academy’s voters.

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Norah Jones: ...Featuring

What does it sound like to be a guest at your own party? This collection reveals that it is quite a variable affair.

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Jesse Harris: Through the Night

The through-line of Through the Night seems to be a pared-down, unfussy approach to music that clearly comes from the heart.

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My Blueberry Nights

Wong's films are structured around images of characters in repose, of interactions weighted with desire, and of individual memory and fantasy.

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My Blueberry Nights

In Blueberry Nights, attractions are premised on separate losses, cultivations of similar heartaches, and delights in desserts.

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The Best Jazz of 2007

In spite of the perception of jazz as an increasingly niche market, the year's best show a style of music that remains ever youthful in its exploration of new territories, expanding its diversity and range of expression.

Will Layman
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Herbie Hancock: River

The great jazz pianist, with Wayne Shorter at his elbow and a list of sympathetic guest singers, makes a stunning Joni Mitchell tribute.

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Norah Jones: Not Too Late

Not Too Late is a lovely set of songs, both bittersweet and powerful, that reassures us that pop music can be beautiful and genuine.

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Slipped Discs 2006

PopMatters' writers share their favorite albums that no one else, including their colleagues, noticed.

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Peeping Tom: Peeping Tom

Stop the presses! Mike Patton still knows how to sing like a (sort of) normal human being!

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