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New Mix: Damien Rice (Premiere), Leonard Cohen, Caroline Rose, Afternoons  |   

On this week's show, we premiere a thoughtful song from Damien Rice, a track from Leonard Cohen's highly anticipated new album, music from recent discovery Caroline Rose and more.

A Rational Conversation: Is PC Music Pop Or Is It 'Pop'?  |   

The dizzy, saccharine music of the London-based record label PC Music is invested in the most addictive pop of modern history, but the label's songs feel detached, almost cynical.

From Sideman To Star: A New Film Captures Jimi Hendrix's Pivotal Year  |   

Jimi: All Is By My Side focuses on the year Hendrix changed his name and recorded his first album. Director John Ridley and star André Benjamin (a.k.a. André 3000) talk about portraying the guitarist.

First Listen: Electric Youth, 'Innerworld'  |   

Innerworld is awash in '80s earmarks, but it also conveys a sense of wistfulness; a sense of childlike splendor in danger of succumbing to the ravages of adulthood.

A Call From The Weird Fringes: Aphex Twin's 'Syro'  |   

Electronic producer and composer Richard D. James returns to recording after a 13-year absence, with an album that stands refreshingly askew next to mainstream EDM.