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Just like that, Black Messiah exists. For lovers of R&B and soul — for lovers of music that transcends in general — the album's arrival is unreal. You can listen to it right now.

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Greene's album is dedicated to his 6-year-old daughter, Ana, killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This story first aired on Nov. 28 on All Things Considered.

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Between the vocal hook in Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" and The Fault In Our Stars' soundtrack single, it's been Charli XCX's year. But it took some screams to create her sophomore album.

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is expected to announce its latest group of inductees this coming week. As usual, many legends will be snubbed.

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Be it an effects pedal or a hole stabbed in an amp, distortion and sound manipulation have long been part of rock 'n' roll's DNA.

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