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The Lumineers' Wesley Schultz Picks His Favorite Tracks

Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers performs in New York City.
Nicole Fara Silver
February 22, 2013 12:35 PM ET

From The Rolling Stones' "Sweet Virginia" to Kid Cudi's "Soundtrack 2 My Life," The Lumineers' singer-guitarist Wesley Schultz makes his picks.

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