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

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Clockwise from top left: Jonsi, Drake, Olof Arnalds, The Black Keys, The Antlers.

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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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Ólöf Arnalds

  • Song: With Tomorrow / I'm On Fire
  • From: Ólöf Sings
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With Tomorrow / I'm On Fire
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Ólöf Sings
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Ólöf Arnalds
Label
One Little Indian
Released
2011

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Drake

  • Song: Take Care
  • From: Take Care [Clean]


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Take Care
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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Jónsi

  • Song: Gathering Stories
  • From: We Bought a Zoo [Original Soundtrack]
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Jónsi
Label
Columbia
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2011

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