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

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Can't Follow The Beat? Just Add Butter

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Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City was the most popular record in our listener poll for the best music of 2013. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Poll Results: Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums of 2013

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The National: 'We've Earned Our Stripes'

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