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November 16, 2011 The electrifying band performs in the studio, fresh off its show at L.A.'s Hollywood Bowl.

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TV on the Radio appeared on World Cafe.

August 12, 2011 Hear a five-song set from one of the biggest acts in rock music.

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May 18, 2009 With a predilection toward the mysterious and bold, the genre-bending band continues to break out.

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March 29, 2007 The band's The Return to Cookie Mountain stands as one of 2006's best albums.

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Discover Songs

Annie Clark

July 14, 2010 See St. Vincent, Beck, The Dirty Projectors and more perform some of the year's best cover songs.

The White Stripes SQ 2

November 16, 2009 The list of the decade's 50 most important recordings continues: Britney Spears to Amy Winehouse.

Kyp Malone 4:3

November 2, 2009 The latest edition of All Songs Considered features music picks from guest DJ Kyp Malone.

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December 15, 2008 See and hear what NPR listeners picked as the best albums of 2008.

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December 13, 2008 We all need and want different things from music at different times, and gentility won out in 2008.

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December 8, 2008 Hear a far-reaching roundtable discussion of the year's best albums and biggest surprises.

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November 24, 2008 David Dye looks back at the 10 albums that best kept him interested through multiple listens.

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September 22, 2008 Hear sneak previews of some of the most anticipated new CDs due out this fall.

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December 7, 2006 Count down the year's best CDs as selected by NPR listeners.

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December 5, 2006 Writer and reviewer Will Hermes shares his favorite albums of the past year.

December 5, 2006 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen counts down listener picks for the 10 best CDs of 2006, wit...

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October 13, 2006 TV on the Radio's dense, complex music is best experienced with no distractions.

September 7, 2006 New music from TV On the Radio; The beautifully sad return of Sparklehorse; A debut from Brookly...

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February 9, 2005 Hear an interview with Ron Roeker from the Recording Academy on how the Grammy selection process...

December 27, 2004 Below are the 20 most mentioned songs from both listeners and reviewers with randomly selected c...

November 9, 2004 The soulful and inspired Ray LaMontagne; The homespun songs of Amy Correia; Listening to TV on t...

News

TV on the Radio, with bassist Gerard Smith in the center.

April 20, 2011 The bassist passed away after battling lung cancer.

Reviews

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December 15, 2008 See and hear what NPR listeners picked as the best albums of 2008.

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December 8, 2008 Hear a far-reaching roundtable discussion of the year's best albums and biggest surprises.

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October 22, 2008 Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews TV On The Radio's fourth studio album, Dear Science.

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September 23, 2008 TV on the Radio's latest album is also its funkiest, but in a typically complicated way.

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September 22, 2008 Hear sneak previews of some of the most anticipated new CDs due out this fall.

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October 13, 2006 TV on the Radio's dense, complex music is best experienced with no distractions.

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Clockwise from upper left: TV On The Radio, Jackson And His Computerband, Lucius, Luray, Rokia Traore

August 27, 2013 New music, including the latest single from TV On The Radio called "Million Miles."

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Amadou and Mariam's new album, Folila, comes out April 10 in the U.S.

April 1, 2012 A lilting mash-up brings the West African stars together with TV on the Radio and Santigold.

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December 5, 2006 John Richards, morning DJ for KEXP in Seattle, shares his picks for the year's best CDs.

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