Recommended songs for the week of Sept. 16: Find tunes on the web by Tori Amos, and others
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Download This: Songs by Tori Amos, and others

Eclectic sound-collage dude Jason Forrest employs twangy singer Laura Cantrell on ”Nightclothes and Headphones,” a brisk electro-folk-pop amalgam from his new album, Shamelessly Exciting.

The Hold Steady make music steeped in the classic-rocking, Springsteenian tradition. Recorded exclusively for the Net, ”Modesto Is Not That Sweet” finds the band at their most heartbreaking.

Jim Croce’s 1972 hit ”Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels)” gets Tori Amos-ized on this live, piano-driven version. She teases out the song’s caught-in-the-switchboard sentiment in wrenching fashion.

Featuring both high-pitched, sunny-day vocals and brain-curdling howls, New Jersey’s True Love offer their twisted take on age-old power pop with the addictively bipolar ”Sweet Racket.”