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12 Days Of Soundcheck: Jenny Lewis

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Soundcheck comes bearing gifts: sweet, soaring sounds from the inimitable Jenny Lewis. Download "The Voyager," live from the studio.

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The Only 'Silent Nights' You Need

Thursday, December 11, 2014

"Silent Night" is not just a great Christmas song. It's a great song. Period. Here are the five best versions of the most-recorded holiday tune of all time.
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12 Days Of Soundcheck: Another Jolt of Sylvan Esso's 'Coffee'

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

One day only! Download a live version of one of this year's best songs.

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Watch: Echosmith, Live On Soundcheck

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

It's what all the cool kids are listening to. Watch Echosmith perform its latest single "Bright" in the Soundcheck studio.

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Kate Miller-Heidke On Mountain Stage

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The Australian singer moves smoothly between pop and her opera training, often in the same song.

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12 Days Of Soundcheck: In The Valley Below

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Soundcheck is wearing its Santa hat! Grab this smoky live performance of "Peaches."

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Pentatonix: A Holiday A Capella Miracle

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Acca-scuse me? This Texas-based vocal group put out a holiday album and it's number two on the Billboard album charts. Time to revisit this recent Soundcheck appearance. 

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'Shaken Up Versions' Offers A Chaotic Last Credence From The Knife

Friday, December 05, 2014

The Knife's mini-album, Shaken Up Versions, collects reinterpreted songs from the band's final live performances. 
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A Guide to 2014's Alt-Holiday Music

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Diplo, The Killers, Liz Phair, and even Mark "Ebenezer" Kozelek release Christmas music this season. And it's good!
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Anatomy Of A Hit: Kelly Clarkson's 'Since U Been Gone'

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

What makes one song sound like another? Sometimes it's coincidence; sometimes it's plagiarism. And sometimes, it's the byproduct of deliberate craftsmanship.

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Young Fathers: The Surprise Winners Of The Mercury Prize Offer A Surprise Track

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The surprise winners of the U.K.'s prestigious Mercury Prize offer a surprise track that may or may not hint at the sound of new music to come.
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Shimmering Afropop Of The Very Best, Hear Me Now

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The Very Best combines Malawian and London influences to make methodical Afropop.

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Avoid Black Friday's Mad Rush, Go Visit Your Local Record Store Instead

Thursday, November 27, 2014

If you're unwilling to line up with the mobs in the bitter cold, or get clawed in the face over a giant TV on Black Friday, maybe it’s a good time to visit your local record store.
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A Thanksgiving Playlist Filled With Feuding Families!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Music to soothe your fighting family when they're together, by fighting families who played music together.
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Jessie Ware On World Cafe

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The British singer and songwriter's voice fills subtle, muted arrangements with color.

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Commerce Vs. Consumption: A Revolutionary Rethink Of Billboard's Album Chart

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

For decades, the Billboard 200 album chart has measured one thing: the sale of albums. Now that the streaming era is upon us, the chart's formula is changing.

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Gig Alert: People Get Ready

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Kinetically-inclined pop dances its way into Bowery Ballroom tonight. Check out "Physiques."

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Kat Edmonson On Mountain Stage

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hear a performance from the Texas native, whose distinctive voice evokes classic jazz singers.

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Sweater Songs: A Cozy Playlist For A Gloomy Season

Friday, November 21, 2014

It's officially sweater season, so naturally we handpicked an hour of songs about sweaters. 
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Emmy The Great Lives Up To Her Name With 'Swimming Pool'

Thursday, November 20, 2014

In January, Emmy The Great is set to release an EP simple titled S. But why wait til 2015, when you can watch the video for her new single, "Swimming Pool."
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