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Newport Folk Festival 2017 Hit All the Right Notes

A great weekend at Newport includes watching talented, diverse performers, participating in a protest song sing-along and maybe a lobster roll.

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Thomas Dolby: A Map of the Floating City

After a two-decade absence, Thomas Dolby emerges with what may be the album of his career.

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The Year in Music: November 2010

November 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a month full of new releases, award shows, and artist recognition.

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Alloy Ark: To, the Bottom of the Sea

The piano and unexpected rhythms give an almost vaudevillian feel, and keep the album from sounding like Kindercore-by-numbers.

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The Best Albums of 2008

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.

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Ben Folds: Way to Normal

Way to Normal is about the realization that the very concept of "normal" may well be a myth.

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Regina Spektor: Begin to Hope

With a new album of expertly-crafted, touching, and refreshingly honest odes to life, Regina Spektor has grown without growing away from what makes her so special. Irreverent and innocent, theatrical and tender, cataclysmic and cute: human.

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Regina Spektor: Soviet Kitsch

Earnestness, a cloying quality in most music, becomes the secret to this piano-based singer/songwriter's success.

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