Piano, snarling bass and sultry vocals have a blues-punk brawl at the studio of Black Keys producer Mark Neill. On their head-spinning new album, the Claudettes summon early blues, '60s pop-soul and Cramps-like psychobilly as they introduce the lineup that's been touring for two years: piano, drums, ''Bass VI'' guitar and three singers. Revved-up raves ''Influential Farmers'' and ''Taco Night Material'' and garage-soul stompers ''Don't Stay with Me'' and ''Give It All Up for Good'' sit alongside transfixing ballads ''Pull Closer to Me'' and ''Death and Traffic.'' Look behind the eclectic tracks, though, and you'll find a common thread: a search for humanity behind the vitriol and cracked communication of the Internet Age. And need anything more be said about the timely prescience of ''Naked on the Internet''
"Dance" is an extraordinary epic composition from one of the most revolutionary composers of the late 20th century to the present, Philip Glass. From the mid 1960's onwards, Glass has revolutionized a form of composition that has become known as 'minimalism' (although Glass himself denies being a composer of minimal music). Several of Glass's works have gone on to be standards of modern Classical music.