Jolie Holland's new album, Wine Dark Sea, comes out May 20.
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May 11, 2014 The singer warps and slurs her words, setting them against low, sullenly rumbling arrangements that sprawl and wander ambitiously across the sounds of blues, rock, jazz and soul.
Clockwise from upper left: The Antlers, EMA, Yann Tiersen, Sturgill Simpson, Jolie Holland
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April 22, 2014 On our latest show, we get metaphysical with new music that questions the state of humanity and technology along with our role in an infinite universe. Plus, new sounds in country and folk.
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April 23, 2012 It'll take just a few seconds to find out if you're likely to fall in love with Jolie Holland. In this intimate performance at the NPR Music offices, Holland plays songs from 2011's Pint of Blood with an unadorned style that makes her lyrics and voice all the more touching.
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October 9, 2008 As you sit in your bleak, gray cubicle and wrap up those third-quarter reports, be sure to take a moment, sweep away the ashes of your dashed dreams, don a pair of headphones, and listen to this five-song playlist as you plod grimly through this waking life.
September 22, 2008 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen looks at some of the most anticipated releases of the season.
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October 12, 2007 Host Bob Boilen looks at some of the most anticipated CDs coming out before the end of the year, with NPR reviewers Meredith Ochs, Tom Moon and Robert Christgau. Hear new music from Radiohead, Neil Young, Youssou N'Dour and more.
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June 26, 2006 Our rock critic reviews Springtime Can Kill You the new CD from singer-songwriter Jolie Holland.
May 14, 2006 Bob Boilen speaks with All Things Considered music reviewers Meredith Ochs and Tom Moon about their most anticipated CDs for Spring 2006. Hear sneak previews of new music from Prince, Rob Zombie, Built to Spill and more.
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May 3, 2006 Jolie Holland's fatalistic, woozily paced songs come with a body count, but she rarely spares herself: She often sings about doomed lovers, and she ranks topmost among the damned. In its own way, however, "Springtime Can Kill You" qualifies as an inspirational anthem.
March 26, 2005 Jolie Holland's voice seems to come from another age. At 29, she often draws comparisons to blues singers Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith, but her music is a mix of front-porch folk and jazz, and distinctly her own.
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December 20, 2004 Rock critic Ken Tucker gives us his top picks in pop for 2004. He runs down his 10 best albums, and then talks about some trends of 2004, such as the return of punk, the year of the hip-hop producer, crunk music, and the potential end of an era as iPods and single song downloads replace album purchases. Ken Tucker is also a film critic for New York magazine.
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July 13, 2004 Halfway through the year and the songs are strong. New artists like Iron and Wine and M. Ward are writing powerful song poems. Their words and beats have the mystery of such revered artists as Wilco, Modest Mouse and Sam Phillips. Before the summer slips by and fall accelerates into winter, we offer this show as a chance to catch up on the great sounds of 2004 (so far).
March 24, 2004 A special sneak preview of upcoming releases with an exclusive cut from Wilco's new album, A Ghost is Born. Also featured: New music from the Polyphonic Spree, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, the Streets and more.
January 21, 2003 Originally broadcast live from NPR's studio 4-A on January 21, 2003, this special edition features a performance from Canada's rustic roots group, The Be Good Tanyas. The band talks with All Songs host Bob Boilen about their music and offers a sneak peek at a few cuts from their upcoming album, Chinatown.
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