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Ry Cooder, Sigur Ros, Pearl Jam

A sneak peek at new work from Ry Cooder; Iceland's beautiful but elfish Sigur Ros; An All Songs great unknown: Jamie Janover; A dreamy instrumental from Japancakes; Former PJ Harvey guitarist John Parish; and seventy-two live CDs later, Pearl Jam has a collection of all-new work.

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Ry Cooder, Sigur Ros, Pearl Jam

Bodas de Oro

Ry Cooder, known most recently for the Buena Vista Social Club, continues to explore Cuban rhythms with this album, due for release January 2003.

Untitled (Track 4)

No album name. No song titles. Complete gibberish for lyrics. But the music is so beautiful it'll take you to a place where none of that matters.

Arc

Jamie Janover is another All Songs Considered great unknown. He's a percussionist whose rhythms redefine the way a hammered dulcimer is played.

Theme from a Film

Japancakes like to take a theme and repeat it until you're lulled into a blisful, imaginary world where everything is warm and beautiful.

Westward Airways

John Parish is best-know for his collaborations with PJ Harvey, Sparkelhorse and Giant Sand. This is his second solo release.

Can't Keep

Pearl Jam buck convention. They've taken on Ticketmaster, played around with sounds outside the world of alt rock and released more than 70 double live albums.

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