Music News: Album covers get Meitu makeovers

Six albums given the Meitu treatment

Today's top music news stories include album covers getting Meitu makeovers, the xx selling more albums than anyone (but not hitting the top of the Billboard 200), and Sprint buying a third of Tidal.

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At MPR, we're always trying to make your experiences more valuable and engaging. We'd like your input in determining how we can do that online. Please help us by answering a few questions about your interactions with MPR's digital efforts. Take the survey here. Thank you.

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50 Minnesota Songs for 50 Years


In honor of Minnesota Public Radio’s 50th anniversary, which was Sunday, January 22, the Current assembled a list of 50 Songs for 50 Years. Which got me thinking about how many important songs have come out of our state over these past five decades, from the commercially successful to the culturally significant. This list was…

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The xx, 'I See You'

Album of the Week: The xx, 'I See You'


It's been five years since the xx released an album, and their new release, 'I See You', bravely wipes away the film that misted over the band's previous music and instead leaps forward with clear vocals front and center.

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The Current Sessions®

Margaret Glaspy performs in The Current studio

Margaret Glaspy performs in the studio

Over the past year, Margaret Glaspy has been touring extensively in support of her album, 'Emotions and Math.' The album title has become a metaphor for her lifestyle over the past 12 months. 'In travelling or touring or making a record or writing songs,' Glaspy says, 'while it's incredibly creative and emotional, it's also really logistical at times.' Glaspy and her band visited The Current studio for a session hosted by Jade.

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James Vincent McMorrow in studio

James Vincent McMorrow performs in The Current studio


Following the release of his third album, 'We Move,' James Vincent McMorrow stopped in The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jade. Looking at his trajectory as an artist, McMorrow indicates his artistic output has been informed by his circumstances and his available resources. 'Everything I do is based on what feels right,' he says. Check out the complete in-studio session.

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Coffee Break: "Alternative facts"


This weekend in a Meet the Press interview, President Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said White House press secretary Sean Spicer's claims about the size of the crowd at Trump's inauguration were "alternative facts." So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs that feature lies, lying and untruths do you want to hear?

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