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Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Fans mourn Kitty Wells, Funk Brothers bassist Bob Babbitt — and more from the world of pop music

- Fans are mourning two music greats who died on Monday, country icon Kitty Wells and Bob Babbitt, bassist of the legendary Motown house band, the Funk Brothers.

- In today’s Post, Allison Stewart reviews the metal opus from Georgia band Baroness, Sarah Godfrey examines the reflective new album from rap vet Nas, and David Malitz gets lost in the blandness of the latest from JEFF the Brotherhood.

- And if you missed it, our pop music coverage from the past week:

- What happens when the party boy and the brooding cowboy share a stage? Emily Yahr reviews Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean at Merriweather.

- Post columnist and power-pop enthusiast John Kelly interviews the on-again-off-again-on-again founders of Squeeze.

- R&B adventurer Frank Ocean has released one of the finest albums of the year.

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