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On Rilo Kiley's major-label debut, More Adventurous, singer Jenny Lewis flawlessly conquers love, death, war, tragedy, marriage, divorce, sex and heartbreak without shame. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Afrobeats' Offers A Sensual Blend Of Electronics, Vocals And Rhythms

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Gloria Estefan (shown here performing in 2016) has had one of the longest and most successful careers of any contemporary pop star, and she has done it in two languages. Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for TOSHIBA CORPORA hide caption

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Simon Joyner's Step Into The Earthquake is out Oct. 6 Frances Joyner/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Simon Joyner, 'I'm Feeling It Today'

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New albums from Ibeyi, Shania Twain and the free jazz ensemble Irreversible Entanglements are out today. David Uzochukwu; Mert Alas, Marcus Piggott; Mike Maguire/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Jonas Kaufmann's new album, L'Opéra, is a tribute to French opera. Gregor Hohenberg/Sony Classical hide caption

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Jonas Kaufmann: A Tenor At The Top

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Wolf Parade's new album, Cry Cry Cry, comes out Oct. 6. Shane McCauley/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cry Cry Cry

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Dhani Harrison's In///Parallel is out Oct. 6. Josh Giroux/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In///Parallel

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    HOT Records
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    2017

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Becca Mancari's Good Woman is out Oct. 6. Jenn Elrod/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Good Woman

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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's The Kid is out Oct. 6. Tim Saccenti/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Kid

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Mr. Brown Eyed Soul, Sunny & The Sunliners' latest anthology album, is available now. Ramon Hernandez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sunny And The Sunliners' 'Mr. Brown Eyed Soul' Is For The Loved And Lovelorn

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Everybody Got Their Something by Nikka Costa (shown here performing in 2001) is sound and fury, punk and pop, jazz and soul, gospel and grind. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Grave Pleasures' Motherblood comes out Sept. 29. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Grave Pleasures, 'Mind Intruder'

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Deer Tick Demonstrates Its Ambition And Range On 2 New Albums

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