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Concerts

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June 12, 2010 James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem bring songs from This Is Happening to Bonnaroo.

Studio Sessions

LCD Soundsystem; credit: Ruvan Wijesooriya

December 30, 2010 Listen to a live studio performance and an interview with frontman James Murphy.

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September 10, 2007 Hear an in-studio performance by the production ace, who combines dance, electronic and punk music.

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Interviews & Profiles

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June 21, 2010 The pop-dance-electronic group's founder describes his reasons for starting his own band.

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September 10, 2007 Hear an in-studio performance by the production ace, who combines dance, electronic and punk music.

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Discover Songs

a collage of artists featured on the show

December 14, 2010 All Songs Considered listeners cast thousands of votes for the year's best music. See their Top 25.

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June 29, 2010 See the Top 20 albums of the year to date, as selected by NPR listeners.

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June 8, 2010 All Songs Considered looks at some of the bands performing at this year's festival.

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May 25, 2010 "I Can Change" rewrites the Facebook status updates for brokenhearted smart-asses everywhere.

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James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem.

April 23, 2010 Hear the sly, spiky, buoyant electro-pop album in its entirety before its release on May 18.

Judgement Day

April 20, 2010 The latest episode of All Songs Considered features Cornershop, Merle Haggard and more.

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November 13, 2009 The decade's 50 most important recordings continues, from Norah Jones to Jason Moran.

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December 20, 2007 Writer and reviewer Will Hermes shares his favorite albums of the past year.

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December 20, 2007 Reviewer Meredith Ochs shares her top ten albums for 2007.

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December 6, 2007 All Songs reviewers parley the year's biggest surprises, letdowns and best new music.

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August 9, 2007 We don't always get it right when it comes to reviewing the best CDs out there. On this edition ...

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December 15, 2005 Music critic John Brady picks his top three albums of 2005.

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News

James Murphy disbanded LCD Soundsystem after three acclaimed albums. The documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits chronicles the band's final concert at Madison Square Garden on April 2, 2011.

July 18, 2012 What happens when someone you hold responsible for everything wrong with music becomes your hero?

James Murphy on stage at Madison Square Garden last year, during LCD Soundsystem's final concert.

July 15, 2012 The band's marathon farewell show is captured in the new documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits.

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Reviews

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May 25, 2010 "I Can Change" rewrites the Facebook status updates for brokenhearted smart-asses everywhere.

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December 20, 2007 Writer and reviewer Will Hermes shares his favorite albums of the past year.

March 15, 2007 LCD Soundsystem's new album, called Sound of Silver, broadens the project's sound.

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February 5, 2006 A look beyond the obvious choices at Grammy-nominated music you might not have heard.

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More Stories

Neil Young (clockwise from upper left), fun., James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, early era R.E.M.

September 4, 2012 Few bands seem to matter to us as much as the ones we discover in our youth

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LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy stopped by The Current to play some of his favorite songs.

April 1, 2011 The Current set him up with two turntables, two CD players and a microphone. This is what he chose.

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Underneath their helmets, the members of Daft Punk are actually listening to Making Time Radio.

May 13, 2012 Hear a mix of futuristic dancefloor fillers, including music from Four Tet, Grimes and Hot Chip.

The fictional band from This Is Spinal Tap plays a real-life concert in 1984. Nigel Tufnel, the guitarist played by Christopher Guest, favored amplifiers whose volume could be cranked up to 11.

November 9, 2011 This week: the songs that instantly make you want to turn the volume up.

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LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy, as a Lego.

July 27, 2011 The members of OK Go continue to impress with their latest video, for the song "All Is Not Lost."

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart (top left), Low (bottom left), Timber Timbre's Taylor Kirk (right).

April 5, 2011 This week on All Songs Considered, industry veterans and newcomers alike prove their staying power.

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James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem performs on stage during the Pentaport Rock Festival at Dream Park on July 24, 2010 in Incheon, South Korea.

March 28, 2011 James Murphy has retired. Revisit his first single, and the bands that made it a music-geek anthem.

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December 1, 2010 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Jonsi and more artists from H to L.

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