Joanna Newsom’s ‘Divers’ is a worldly, lush experience

Critics love the term “baroque pop.” It’s perfectly convenient — it’s verbose, vague and intelligent-sounding. The only problem is they often blindly throw the term at all music they find praiseworthy but unclassifiable, such as that of Kanye, Bon Iver and St. Vincent. It’s been separated from what it truly
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Tunesday: Sad covers for sunny days

Finding a good cover can be like falling in love with a favorite song all over again. The following covers have two things in common: They are all sad (because summertime sadness isn’t just Lana Del Rey’s domain), and they are all better than their originals. So, whether you’re newly
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