Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of September

By Sami Yenigun

The final weeks of summer brought us new music from two of the biggest names in dance music, the return of post-rock, and a remix of Black Box’s “Everybody Everybody.”

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Julian Casablancas: New Band, New Album, No Compromises

By NPR Staff

The Strokes frontman — now with a new band, The Voidz — returns with his most challenging release yet: a strange, dark album influenced by ’80s hardcore and underground world music.

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Two Princes: The Purple One Returns In Stereo

By Tom Moon

Two new albums, a solo effort and a collaboration with the band 3RDEYEGIRL, mark Prince’s return to the studio. Tom Moon says that only one fully captures what an explosive performer he can still be.

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Latitudes: 50 Years Of Nonesuch, 10 Essential Recordings

By Anastasia Tsioulcas

The label has become a crucial ambassador, introducing many world-music artists to American fans. Hear 10 songs from across Nonesuch’s remarkable 50-year history.

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New Mix: Thom Yorke, Robert Plant, Aphex Twin, Trent Reznor, More

On this week’s All Songs: We share great new electronic music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ unsettling Gone Girl soundtrack, Thom Yorke and Aphex Twin, plus new music from Robert Plant and more.

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Herb Alpert On World Cafe

The decorated jazz veteran, now 79, sounds younger than ever on his new album, In The Mood.

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Hurray For The Riff Raff On Mountain Stage

The band’s latest album is based on singer Alynda Lee Segarra’s time living in New Orleans.

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Trigger Hippy On World Cafe

The supergroup, featuring Joan Osborne and members of Black Crowes, performs songs from its album.

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Viking’s Choice: Kayo Dot, ‘The Mortality Of Doves’

By Lars Gotrich

If Mr. Mister’s atmospheric ballad “Broken Wings” had been written for a proggy space opera, it might sound something like this cyberpunk slow jam.

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Front Row: Nick Waterhouse, ‘Holly’

By Greg Shea

The L.A. singer performs the title cut from his new album, which evokes the sounds of vintage R&B.

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