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Ranking Roger of The English Beat, performing in May 28, 1983. The group's rework of Smokey Robinson and The Miracles' "The Tears of a Clown" reimagined the sterling soul hit as a bouncing slice of ska. Paul Natkin/Getty Images hide caption

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People gather in front of an altar in honor of the victims of Mexico's September 19 earthquake, in the site of a collapsed building at Tlalpan neighbourhood in Mexico City, on November 1, 2017. Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Listen To Alt.Latino's Sonic Altar For Dia De Los Muertos

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Frans Francken's Death Playing the Violin. In music theory, the tritone came to be known as the devil's interval. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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The Unsettling Sound Of Tritones, The Devil's Interval

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Electronic musician Richie Hawtin's travels to Japan made a deep impression on him: "I found a country filled with beautiful contrasts which balanced high technology and deep cultural traditions." Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, Susanne Sundfør, MGMT, Dark Rooms Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: MGMT, Courtney Barnett And Kurt Vile, More

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