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Clockwise from top left: Jonsi, Drake, Olof Arnalds, The Black Keys, The Antlers. Courtesy of the artists / NPR hide caption

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Sinners repent, for the end of the year is nigh. Starting soon, NPR Music will begin looking back on the best music of 2011 — but this week's All Songs sneaks a few new releases under the wire before all the counting down begins. Perhaps the biggest surprise is a new record from Jónsi, the Sigur Rós frontman who released his dazzling solo debut last year, and has been mostly quiet since then. Jonsi is behind the original soundtrack for the upcoming Cameron Crowe film We Bought a Zoo; this week's show has a premiere of the song "Gathering Stories."

Also on this episode: a straight-ahead rocker from The Black Keys, a slow jam with an engaging backstory from Drake, some nostalgic emoting from Real Estate and Future Islands, and cover tunes from The Antlers and Ólöf Arnalds.

New Music From Jonsi, The Black Keys, Drake And More

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The Black Keys

  • Song: Run Right Back
  • from El Camino

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El Camino
Album
El Camino
Artist
The Black Keys
Label
Nonesuch
Released
2011

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Real Estate

  • Song: It's Real
  • from Days

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Days
Album
Days
Artist
Real Estate
Label
Domino
Released
2011

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Ólöf Arnalds

  • Song: With Tomorrow / I'm On Fire
  • from Ólöf Sings

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Ólöf Sings
Album
Ólöf Sings
Artist
Ólöf Arnalds
Label
One Little Indian
Released
2011

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Drake

  • Song: Take Care
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Take Care [Clean]
Album
Take Care [Clean]
Artist
Drake
Label
Cash Money Records
Released
2011

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The Antlers

  • Song: VCR (The xx cover)
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Future Islands

  • Song: Where I Found You
  • from On The Water

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On The Water
Album
On The Water
Artist
Future Islands
Label
Thrill Jockey
Released
2011

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Jónsi

  • Song: Gathering Stories
  • from We Bought a Zoo [Original Soundtrack]

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We Bought a Zoo [Original Soundtrack]
Album
We Bought a Zoo [Original Soundtrack]
Artist
Jónsi
Label
Columbia
Released
2011

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