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The White Stripes, Bartok on accordion, Talking Heads

A gorgeous CD from the great unknown, Hem; debut music from singer/poet Pieta Brown; minimalist rockers The White Stripes; a look back at the Talking Heads; Hungarian folk on accordion from Daniel Barksi; a Bach cello suite on ukulele from John King; new pop from 'emo' pioneers Promise Ring.

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The White Stripes, Bartok on accordion, Talking Heads

When I Was Drinking

New York song writer Dan Messe puts an ad in the paper for a singer and finds "the most beautiful voice" he's ever heard. Sally Ellyson sings here on Rabbit Songs, a gorgeous debut from the group, Hem.

Blind Dog Yell

The daughter of folk singer, Greg Brown, Pieta Brown's self-titled debut is a ghostly collection of largely melancholy songs rooted in the blues.

We're Going To Be Friends

Jack and Meg White like telling everyone they're a brother/sister duo. But we think they're husband and wife. Regardless, their CD, White Blood Cells is a collection of great, back-to-basics rock.

Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town

The Talking Heads were one of the most popular groups to emerge from New York's CBGB music scene. Here we look back at their debut release.

Three Hungarian Folksongs

Daniel Barski takes an often ridiculed instrument and melds it with the music of Satie, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Bach and Bartok, creating a beautiful and truly unique CD.

Prelude, Cello Suite No. 1 (Bach)

Like Daniel Barski's accordion versions of baroque classics, John King stretches a small instrument to new lengths with this ukulele version of a Bach cello suite.

Suffer Never

Often credited with pioneering the genre of brooding "emocore", here the Promise Ring play great pop.

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