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Weekly Music Roundup: Russia Swings and England Shakes Again

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

This week, PJ Harvey returns, Leon Bridges’s musical prayer draws from the Baltimore Uprising, and an irresistible video from a group of Russian swing dancers.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Savages Invade, Bach Does String Theory, Iggy Pop Covers Up

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

This week, a sartorial surprise from Iggy Pop, string theory a la JS Bach, and the impending invasion of Savages. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Skiffle Returns, as Does Kitchell

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

This week, Sonya Kitchell’s Saharan Hurricane, a 200-year old murder in a new musical setting, and a jazz legend goes Americana.
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Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and the F-Word

Friday, January 15, 2016

Beyoncé and Taylor Swift embraced feminism. Now what?
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Weekly Music Roundup: Bowie, Iggy, Guns and Penguins

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

This week, a final video from David Bowie, a global music festival, and a surprising Iggy Pop cover.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Kanye, LCD, Riot, and More

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

This week, a song that looks back in anger and another that looks forward with total enthusiasm.
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Weekly Music Roundup: The Beatles in the Air, Radiohead at the Movies, shirlette ammons Breaks Barriers

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

This week, a ghostly new tune from Radiohead, The Beatles are everywhere, and Damien Jurado's visions.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Kings, Boxers, and Beats

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

This week, a new king of holiday songs, a new KING of boxing-inspired R&B, and old electronic music refuses to go away.
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Weekly Music Roundup: New Music From the Purple One, Meg Baird's Stately Voice, and the Revenant

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

This week, a Prince-ly surprise, an audio peek at The Revenant, and Adele’s NY residency.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Grammy Nods, Zombie Dances, and the Crazy Train Rolls Again

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

This week, a first look at the next Grammy awards, a South American rhythm takes over the world, and the band whose new album is also a movie.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Bilbo Picks up the Pieces, Refugees on Video, Animal Collective at the Airport

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

This week, a musical response to Europe’s refugee crisis, a moment in music history, and Bilbo Baggins’ favorite songwriter.
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Weekly Music Roundup: The Ridge, The Waiting Room, and Wabi-Sabi

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

This week, an early look at some promising albums from 2016, including a veteran English chamber pop band and an Arcade Fire member going solo. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Missy, Bowie, St. Germain & SVIIB

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

This week, music before and after tragedy; an unexpected name-check as Missy Elliott returns; and David Bowie is still keeping secrets. 
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Remembering Allen Toussaint

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Soundcheck's John Schaefer looks back at the New Orleans legend's sound and legacy, and recalls a special visit in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Santigold for Pennies, and Highbrow Classical Music Goes to the Bar

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

This week: the return of Santigold, the sort-of return of a great old Cuban band, and a new type of music video.
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Blank Pages and Answer Songs: On Art as Response

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Ben Arthur on art as response.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Unusual Tom Jones, Electric Vivaldi, and a Moody Amazon Review

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

This week, Tom Jones gets spooky, Rick Moody unintentionally spawns a new song, and rock music infects both Vivaldi and the Great American Songbook.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Undead Vinyl, Flip Phones Rise Again, and a Ghost of the Blues

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

This week, the internet flips for Adele's phone, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood goes to India, a blues goddess is reinterpreted, and—hey, it's Halloween.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Rocking the Louvre, Tuaregs in Paris, A Roomful of Kanye

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

This week, Tuareg rock for the ages, an indie rock classic gets reissued, and one distinctive American voice is stilled, while another goes full hip-hop.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Psychedelic Folk, Secular Gospel

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

This week, some secular gospel, psychedelic folk dancing, and a chance to attain your fullest potential as a human being, or as a consumer.
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