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Google Launches A Streaming Music Service

On Wednesday the company launched All Access, a paid subscription service that will put it in direct competition with Spotify and Pandora.

RNDM On World Cafe

Joseph Arthur and Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament team up for their new album as RNDM, titled Acts.

Laura Mvula's Velvet 'Moon' Is A Revelation

Mvula's debut is ambitiously distinct and confident, as if she and her band had perfected their sound years ago but only now decided to share it with everyone else.

Vampire Weekend: New Sounds Signal The End Of An Era

Singer Ezra Koenig says the band's new album, Modern Vampires of the City, is the final part of a trilogy — and the product of a lot of reflection on time and aging.

Aesop Rock And Kimya Dawson Showcase Their Strengths

As The Uncluded, the two cancel each other's weaknesses — Dawson gains heft, while Aesop Rock lightens up. Critic Robert Christgau says the collaborative album is almost like two halves of a whole.