November 6, 2012 On this week's show, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share their favorite songs of the week, including a crushing rock cut from Ty Segall, ambient music from Brian Eno and more.
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Bruce Springsteen, Fiona Apple and The Magnetic Fields will all be part of NPR Music's 2012 SXSW coverage.
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March 1, 2012 Featuring the return of Fiona Apple, Bruce Springsteen's keynote and Magnetic Fields' SXSW debut.
Clockwise from upper left: Andrew Bird, Julianna Barwick, Spoek Mathambo.
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January 31, 2012 This week's All Songs Considered includes a sneak preview of Anderw Bird's Break It Yourself, the hypnotic harmonies of Julianna Barwick, and sweet pop from Hospitality.
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Clockwise from top left: Bjork, Andrew Bird, R.E.M.
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August 2, 2011 This week's All Songs Considered includes premieres from Grouplove and We Were Promised Jetpacks.
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Andrew Bird ponders Kermit the Frog.
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July 28, 2011 Everyone knows "it's not easy bein' green," because Kermit the Frog told us so. Now, Andrew Bird tackles the philosophical tune on a new album paying tribute to The Muppets.
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Andrew Bird at the Sixth & I Synagogue in Washington, D.C.
December 10, 2010 What do you want most from a concert, old favorites or unheard music? A look at two recent solo performances by Jeff Tweedy and Andrew Bird.
August 4, 2010 On this edition of All Songs Considered, we look back at some of the most memorable moments from this year's festival. Host Bob Boilen joined the NPR Music crew over the weekend to webcast and broadcast two full days of spectacular concerts. Hear samples from standout performances by John Prine, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird, The Swell Season and more.
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December 7, 2009 We could tell early on that 2009 was going to be an outstanding year for music. Bands such as Animal Collective, Andrew Bird, Bon Iver and Antony and the Johnsons all released new albums, and that was just in January. By the time we posted our online ballot to vote for the year's best music, we had a dizzying array of albums and artists from which to choose. Here are the top 25, as selected by All Songs Considered listeners.
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January 5, 2009 We start the new year with a new mix, featuring an exclusive preview of Andrew Bird's latest album, Noble Beast. The classically trained violinist and singer performs a quirky mix of whistled melodies, Gypsy ballads, folk and art-rock. We've got the song "Oh No" here, but you can also hear the entire album as part of our "first listen" series. Also on the show: classic folk-rock singer Benjy Ferree, the Afro-funk rhythms of Chopteeth, an eclectic mixtape from Malawi-born singer Esau Mwamwaya, the haunting guitars of Begushkin, and the jazz trio Bad Plus covers the music of Pink Floyd.
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December 20, 2007 Tens of thousands of listeners voted in the All Songs Considered poll for the year's best CDs. It was tight for much of the race, but in the end, Radiohead's In Rainbows was an overwhelming winner as 2007's most popular album.
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January 26, 2005 Tributes to boxer Jack Johnson from Miles Davis and Wynton Marsalis; An intimate home recording from Cantinero; A look at opposite day with Andrew Bird; The Who sung a Capella by Petra Haden; Brother/sister duo The Fiery Furnaces; A new EP from folk hero Iron and Wine; L.A. singer/songwriter Mia Doi Todd; Norwegian jazz: Tord Gustavsen Trio; Latin percussionist Roberto Rodriguez.
August 8, 2003 New music from Bruce Cockburn; Norah Jones' songwriter Jesse Harris; Dreamy Brazilian pop from Celso Fonseca; Violin virtuoso Andrew Bird; New bluegrass from Blue Highway; Post punk from New York's Interpol. Featured Artist: Barry and Holly Tashian.
March 1, 2000 George Pelecis, a string quartet tribute to REM, Manu Chao, NewGrange, variations on the All Things Considered theme song, Stan Getz, and Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire!
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