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Thursday Morning Music News: Mumford & Sons go doom folk, Matisyahu gets a haircut and Dobie Gray and Billie Joe Spears pass on

Thursday Morning Music News: Mumford & Sons go doom folk, Matisyahu gets a haircut and Dobie Gray and Billie Joe Spears pass on Mumford & Sons photo by Nate Burrell
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KDHX kicks off its Best of 2011 coverage with lists of top national spins, top local spins and DJ top 10 favorite albums.

Moby is such a helpful chap. He'll even explain all that electronic jargon for you.

The LA Weekly asks: Is "Exile" the best Stones' album? Or is it "Some Girls"? The correct answer is the former, but that won't stop the revisionism.

NPR shares footage of early Talking Heads doing "Psycho Killer."

RIP to a country soul man and a country soul woman: Dobie Gray and Billie Joe Spears.

Last.fm is still alive and kicking. Last.fm Discovery is its latest app.

Impose Magazine yawns at 200 albums from this year.

The single most valuable record in the world? It's by the Sex Pistols.

Questlove picks his 5 favorite hip-hop concept albums.

The new Mumford & Sons album will be like a mashup of Black Sabbath and Nick Drake. We're not kidding.

Miss Wild Flag on Letterman? Watch it now.

Mental Floss rounds up the epic Christmas song fail.

Nick Cave says Grinderman is no more.

Get ready for some rare, early David Bowie on Top of the Pops.

The Shins ready new album, "Port of Morrow," due out in March.

Pokey LaFarge and KDHX writer pj del exchange letters. Behold the old school correspondence.

Das Racist gets into the year-end craze with a review of 25 2011 tracks.

The New York Times reports on the efforts of jazz musicians to secure pensions.

The Magnetic Fields announce tour and new album, "Love at the Bottom of the Sea."

Hey punk rockers. You think you got troubles with the man? This year, give thanks that you don't live in Indonesia.

Orthodox jew and unorthodox reggae star Matisyahu has shaved. Whoah.

Thinking about streaming the new Black Keys album? Forget about it.

Say farewell to the Ford Econoline. The jammin-est van ever.

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