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The Most Important Band Of Your College Years

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The Most Important Band Of Your College Years

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Few bands seem to matter to us as much as the ones we discover in our youth. It may be, in part, because we're the most open to new ideas and sounds when we're coming of age. But mostly it's just a time when we need the comfort and companionship of a favorite band the most - a group or artist that helps us make sense of the world and find our place in it.

If you follow our blog, you may have seen a recent post asking you to tell us about the most important band of your college years. We got a lot of great stories on the blog, and on our Soundcloud page, from people both reminiscing about their college years long gone by, and the college years they're currently living. On this edition of All Songs Considered, we share some of those stories and the bands that made a difference in people's lives when they needed it most.

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The Kamikaze Hearts

  • Song: Beverly Hills
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R.E.M.

  • Song: Drive
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Automatic for the People
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R.E.M.
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Warner Bros.

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Neil Young

  • Song: After the Gold Rush
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After the Gold Rush
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After the Gold Rush
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Neil Young
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Reprise

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U2

  • Song: All I Want Is You
  • from Rattle and Hum
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Rattle and Hum
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Rattle and Hum
Artist
U2
Label
Island
Released
2008

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Savage Garden

  • Song: Crash and Burn
  • from Affirmation
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Affirmation
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Affirmation
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Savage Garden
Label
Columbia
Released
1999

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LCD Soundsystem

  • Song: All I Want
  • from This Is Happening
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This Is Happening
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This Is Happening
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LCD Soundsystem
Label
Virgin
Released
2010

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Spirit

  • Song: I Got a Line on You
  • from Family That Plays Together
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Family That Plays Together
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Family That Plays Together
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Spirit
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Sundazed
Released
1968

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fun.

  • Song: We Are Young
  • from Some Nights
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Some Nights
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Some Nights
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Fun.
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Warner
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2012

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