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April Smith and the Great Picture Show's "Colors" is at least as much a ballad of heartfelt yearning as it is a stomp-and-swagger jam. Eric Ryan Anderson hide caption

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Hear An Audio Introduction To The Opera

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In the appropriately titled "Detroit Loveletter," Jose James sounds smart, sexy and soulful. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In "College," the fifth-grade MCs in 3 Titans unleash a charmingly clever and upbeat jam. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"Let's Write a Book" stretches Field Music's indie-pop aesthetic to its outer limits, delving into electronica and funk. Ian West hide caption

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African Legends, New Music From Shearwater And More

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As a solo singer, Tillman releases a hushed and respectful hymn for a modern age. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On the compilation Black Man's Cry: The Inspiration of Fela Kuti, Cumbia Moderna de Soledad covers Fela's "Shakara," and shares with it a common bloodline. courtesy of Stone's Throw Records hide caption

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The Soft Pack's "Answer to Yourself" is an impassioned but pessimistic call to self-sufficiency. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Just in time for the Olympics, The Thermals' "Canada" functions as a rapturous celebration of elsewhere. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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