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Sep 19

The Good Listener: Saying No To 'Songstress' And Other Forbidden Words

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and alongside the unsolicited phone books we toss straight into the recycling bin is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week,…
Sep 19

A Vulnerable Voice, Singing From Another Era

Paolo Nutini follows in a musical tradition, but not the one you might expect from his name. It's a tradition that includes Joe Cocker and Rod Stewart, sometimes called "blue-eyed soul.
Sep 19

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Go 'Cheek To Cheek' On New Album

You might think they go together like oil and water, or chalk and cheese. "I think it's probably what a lot of people are thinking when they hear Tony Bennett wants to do a jazz album with Lady…
Sep 18

The Hold Steady On World Cafe

Today, World Cafe presents a lengthy set from The Hold Steady, the Brooklyn indie-rock staple led by Craig Finn. The band plays songs from its new album, Teeth Dreams, as well as selections from…