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The Danish String Quartet looks to their Nordic roots on the new album, Last Leaf. Caroline Bittencourt/ECM Records hide caption

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Vintage Nordic Folk Tunes, With Strings Attached

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On their new album, Bang on a Can All-Stars wear stethoscopes to perform music by Arcade Fire member Richard Reed Parry. Lisa Bauso/Cantaloupe Music hide caption

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02The Brief and Neverending Blur

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    The Brief and Neverending Blur
    Album
    More Field Recordings
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    Bang on a Can All-Stars
    Label
    Cantaloupe
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    2017

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Newly Reissued 'Astaire Story' Suffers From A Couple Of Missteps

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U2's latest album, Songs of Experience, is out now. Anton Corbijn/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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U2's 'Songs Of Experience' Is The Reboot The Band Needed

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The North Star Grassman And The Ravens cemented Sandy Denny as one of British music's most cherished voices. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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Trio da Kali and Kronos Quartet's album, Ladilikan, is available now. Jay Blakesberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Trio Da Kali And Kronos Quartet: A Happy Marriage Of Tradition And Rule-Breaking

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On Liberman, Vanessa Carlton opts to pare down her lyrics, personal narratives and production, making it her most confessional work yet. Brad Barket/Getty Images hide caption

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