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Trent Reznor (left) of the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, which puts its seventh album, Hesitation Marks, out next Tuesday. Rapper Earl Sweatshirt (right) released his major label debut on Tuesday. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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This week, Lady Gaga (left) released the song "Applause," from her forthcoming album ARTPOP, and Katy Perry released "Roar," from Prism. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Fall Pop Preview: A 'Roar' Of 'Applause' For New Music

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Over the course of nearly five decades, Van Dyke Parks has released an album under his own name roughly every five years. His latest, Songs Cycled, is a nod to his similarly titled solo debut. Henry Diltz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alice Russell performs a Tiny Desk Concert on April 9, 2013. Marie McGrory/NPR hide caption

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Robin Thicke, Beyond His Breakout Hit

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Brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson have been playing together since 1992. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hanson Offers A Bold New 'Anthem'

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Tenor Douglas Bowles (left), pianist Alex Hassan and soprano Karin Paludan perform music from The Greatest Songs You've Never Heard in NPR's Studio 1. Gabriella Demczuk/NPR hide caption

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