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World Cafe: The National's Matt Berninger Reflects On Creating 'Sleep Well Beast'

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The Collaborative Concept Album 'Planetarium' Captures Cosmic Grandeur And Desolation

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Clockwise from upper left: The National, Kalbells, Harry Styles, Fleet Foxes Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Harry Styles, The National, Fleet Foxes And More

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Hear a conversation with Lisa Hannigan

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New Mix: The National Covers The Grateful Dead, Free Cake For Every Creature, More

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Poll Results: Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums of 2013

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Listeners Pick 2010's Best Music (So Far)

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The National, Polyphonic Spree, Patti Smith

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Can't Follow The Beat? Just Add Butter

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