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'The Medium Is The Massage': A Kitchen Sink Of Sound

Toronto-based philosopher Marshall McLuhan's 1967 musique-concrete LP gets a second look.

Anaïs Mitchell On World Cafe

Hear the folk singer-songwriter perform songs from her latest album, Young Man In America, which was inspired by scenes of the economic crisis.

Zieti: Music As An Act Of Resistance

Zemelewa was recorded by 15 musicians in four studios on two continents.

Tanlines: Grown-Up Problems, With A Beat

On its highly danceable debut, the Brooklyn duo reasons that growing older often means accepting a certain level of uncertainty.

Doo-Wop Dies Another Little Death As Store Closes

The style of music known as doo-wop had at least two heydays: One in the 1950s and '60s, when the music was first recorded, and again during a revival in the '70s, thanks in part to nostalgic movies such as American Graffiti and Grease. But doo-wop is in a slump again, and one of its beacons is about to close its doors after decades in business.

Esperanza Spalding: Jazz As 'Radio Music'

The bassist and 2011 Grammy winner for Best New Artist explores the link between jazz and African-American identity on a new album.