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Concerts

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May 11, 2009 Hear the enigmatic rock group in a full concert, recorded live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

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September 28, 2007 Hear the wildly experimental rock group recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.

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Studio Sessions

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September 7, 2012 Hear the inventive, experimental rock band perform new songs, including the unreleased "Crimson."

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November 6, 2007 Hear an interview and performance by a band rooted in melody and weirdness.

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Discover Songs

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October 13, 2010 Avey Tare says the inspiration for the new album (heard here until Oct. 20) came from a crocodile.

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January 25, 2010 "What Would I Want? Sky" is lush, rewarding and a welcome rebuttal to critics of music sampling.

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December 7, 2009 All Songs Considered listeners pick the top 25 albums of 2009.

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November 16, 2009 We begin our 50 most important recordings of the decade with composer John Adams.

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November 9, 2009 All Songs Considered looks back at some of the decade's defining moments and trends in music

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July 27, 2009 NPR listeners pick the top five songs and top five albums of the year (so far).

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May 11, 2009 Hear the enigmatic rock group in a full concert, recorded live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

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January 13, 2009 Animal Collective's "My Girls" is a surpassingly warm, infectiously joyous ode to settling down.

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January 12, 2009 Hear the band's entire new album, Merriweather Post Pavilion.

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January 12, 2009 Now on All Songs Considered: new tracks by Bon Iver, Animal Collective, M. Ward and more.

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August 23, 2007 1980s-inspired pop from Canada's Stars; Master sitar player Anoushka Shankar; Psychedelic folk-p...

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Reviews

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January 25, 2010 "What Would I Want? Sky" is lush, rewarding and a welcome rebuttal to critics of music sampling.

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January 21, 2009 Will Hermes reviews the band's new album, Merriweather Post Pavilion.

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January 13, 2009 Animal Collective's "My Girls" is a surpassingly warm, infectiously joyous ode to settling down.

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January 12, 2009 Hear the band's entire new album, Merriweather Post Pavilion.

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January 12, 2009 Now on All Songs Considered: new tracks by Bon Iver, Animal Collective, M. Ward and more.

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December 17, 2005 Will Hermes' picks include the "wonderfully strange" world of Animal Collective and Sigur Ros.

More Stories

Noah Lennox, better known as Panda Bear, spun a playlist heavy with friends and contemporaries on this week's show.

March 29, 2011 Panda Bear spins some of his contemporary favorites, and previews cuts from his upcoming Tomboy.

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Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, performing live at the 2013 Mt. Oasis festival.

November 8, 2013 Experience the glorious weirdness of the 2013 Mountain Oasis festival in pixels.

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August 28, 2012 Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share their latest and favorite new discoveries.

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Animal Collective's new album, Centipede Hz, comes out Sept. 4.

August 26, 2012 Centipede Hz is jagged and assertive; it snarls and heaves, supported by electric musculature.

Art for Animal Collective's song "Honeycomb."

May 7, 2012 "Honeycomb" and "Gotham," from the psychedelic pop band, are available now.

NPR Artist Directory

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