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Concerts

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco perfroms at the Newport Folk Festival.

July 27, 2012 Wilco finished a career-spanning set with an encore featuring Woody Guthrie's granddaughter.

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. The band performed live at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD.

September 25, 2011 The band features new material from The Whole Love in a live show from Merriweather Post Pavilion.

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Jeff Tweedy of Wilco performs at Sasquatch Music Festival 2011.

May 31, 2011 As formidable as Wilco's catalog is, the inventive rock band really stands out on stage.

May 28, 2011 The Gorge amphitheater outside Seattle is the backdrop to a long weekend of amazing music.

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February 27, 2008 Hear the innovative and revered rock icons perform live from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

Studio Sessions

Uncle Tupelo at the Sapphire Supper Club in Orlando, Fla. Jeff Tweedy (second from left) went on to form Wilco, while Jay Farrar (second from right) created Son Volt.

April 23, 2012 Hear from the influential alt-country band and its acclaimed offshoots: Wilco and Son Volt.

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July 13, 2007 Unparalleled musicianship surrounds reflective songwriting in the group's latest album.

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February 24, 2005 Wilco perform live in NPR's Washington, D.C., studios and chats with Neal Conan.

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Interviews & Profiles

July 14, 2012, is the 100th anniversary of Woody Guthrie's birth.

July 11, 2012 The prolific author of "This Land Is Your Land" still inspires musicians decades after his death.

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September 16, 2011 Join us at 12 noon ET as we preview the entire new Wilco album and talk with the band.

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July 6, 2009 Critic Tom Moon assembles a playlist to chew up miles and cheer up his family.

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September 3, 2008 Quinn Kiesow, 25, spent dozens of hours turning urban noises into the song "Los Angeles."

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March 3, 2008 The y'allternative groovesters showcase their new record, Sky Blue Sky.

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July 13, 2007 Unparalleled musicianship surrounds reflective songwriting in the group's latest album.

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May 26, 2007 Wilco singer Jeff Tweedy shares his memory of a parade and reflects on how it changed him.

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Discover Songs

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December 7, 2009 All Songs Considered listeners pick the top 25 albums of 2009.

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

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November 9, 2009 All Songs Considered looks back at some of the decade's defining moments and trends in music

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July 27, 2009 NPR listeners pick the top five songs and top five albums of the year (so far).

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June 24, 2009 Wilco (The Album) shows a well-seasoned band at the top of its craft.

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June 1, 2009 Are you a lyrics person? We ask that question and listen to new CDs by Wilco, Loxsly and more.

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September 3, 2008 Quinn Kiesow, 25, spent dozens of hours turning urban noises into the song "Los Angeles."

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December 20, 2007 Tens of thousands of listeners voted for the year's best CDs, with Radiohead coming out on top.

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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 13, 2007 The year's best music, as chosen by David Dye, includes a plethora of reliable favorites.

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December 12, 2007 KUT music director Jeff McCord picks the 10 songs whose company he most enjoyed.

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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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December 5, 2007 Here's a look at 10 CDs from the past year that are virtually guaranteed to impress your friends.

March 22, 2007 Bob Boilen speaks with reviewers Robert Christgau, Will Hermes and Meredith Ochs about the new C...

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November 16, 2005 A stunning live recording from Wilco; Live music from Nebraska's Bright Eyes; Tribal art pop by ...

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December 29, 2004 New artists like Iron and Wine; a self-professed has-been with little music ability (William Sha...

December 28, 2004 2004 was a year when a handful of artists with their best days long behind them surprised us wit...

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

July 13, 2004 Halfway through the year and the songs are strong. New artists like Iron and Wine and M. Ward ar...

March 24, 2004 A special sneak preview of upcoming releases with an exclusive cut from Wilco's new album, A Gho...

December 30, 2002 Putting this list together and hearing this music again was great fun. This year on All Songs Co...

July 22, 2002 On this episode, we dig through our archives to bring you some of our favorite artists and album...

March 4, 2002 The original man in black: Johnny Cash; alt-Country from Uncle Tupelo; the wait is over for new ...

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August 15, 2010 The band gets to transform a 200,000-square-foot facility into a playground for musicians and fans.

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October 27, 2008 If you promise to vote, Wilco give you a live recording of a Bob Dylan cover with Fleet Foxes.

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March 3, 2008 The y'allternative groovesters showcase their new record, Sky Blue Sky.

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Reviews

A song about the fraught relationship between a father and son, Wilco's "One Sunday Morning" spans more than a lifetime of complexities.

November 11, 2011 At 12 minutes, "One Sunday Morning" describes the fraught relationship between a father and son.

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Wilco, from left: Mikael Jorgensen, Glenn Kotche, Patrick Sansone, Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Nels Cline.

September 26, 2011 The band's eighth studio album in 17 years represents a new peak in its members' creativity.

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July 23, 2009 Ken Tucker reviews the seventh studio album from Wilco.

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June 1, 2009 Are you a lyrics person? We ask that question and listen to new CDs by Wilco, Loxsly and more.

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March 3, 2008 The y'allternative groovesters showcase their new record, Sky Blue Sky.

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

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tUnE-yArDs made a big impression in 2011 with the album w h o k i l l.

December 7, 2011 The All Songs gang compares notes on their favorite songs, albums and discoveries of 2011.

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'Sunloathe' from Wilco, with illustrations by Nathaniel Murphy

September 19, 2012 The video for the song from the album The Whole Love was made from over 100 drawings.

tUnE-yArDs is one of the artists performing at this year's Newport Folk Festival.

July 24, 2012 Get our guide to the best of this weekend's festival, including details on NPR's live broadcast.

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 Clockwise from upper left: Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, The Mountain Goats, Suzanne Vega.

April 3, 2012 Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton debate the polarizing and hard-to-define art of "speak-singing."

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Is there good music that somehow isn't getting through to you?

February 6, 2012 Ever feel guilty about not appreciating music you know you should?

"Abducted," by Cults, tops the list of Bob Boilen's favorite songs of 2011.

December 28, 2011 Listen to Bob Boilen's favorite songs of the year, from Cults to Caveman and Milagres to M83.

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December 14, 2011 Though spring releases mostly held their ground, a few dark horses swooped into top slots.

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Diamond Mine by King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Bob Boilen's pick for the album of the year.

December 7, 2011 For a year overflowing with wonderful records, a list that refuses to be trimmed down to 10 picks.

Wye Oak's Civilian, known now and forever as Stephen Thompson's third favorite record of 2011.

December 7, 2011 A list of albums showcasing the stormy elegance, big ideas and transporting melodies of 2011.

Cover art for Shabazz Palaces.

December 5, 2011 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Tom Waits and more artists from S to W.

Wilco performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on September 24, 2011.

October 17, 2011 Armed with tiny amps and a ton of grace, Wilco plays new songs and an old favorite at the Tiny Desk.

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Wilco's new album, The Whole Love, comes out Sept. 27.

September 19, 2011 The band returns to the down-home songwriting of its early work, but retains an adventurous side.

Wilco at the band's loft studio:  Jeff Tweedy (from left), Mikael Jorgensen, Nels Cline, Patrick Sansone, Glenn Kotche and John Stirrat.

September 7, 2011 The band releases a new video today for "Born Alone," a cut from its latest album, The Whole Love.

Album cover for Wilco's 'The Whole Love'

June 29, 2011 The group has just announced the September release of a new album and North American tour.

June 27, 2011 Bjork, Wilco and Radiohead all make our radar with new releases.

Clockwise from top: Motopony, Sam Phillips, Other Lives, Wilco.

June 7, 2011 Hear a song from Wilco's headlining set at the Sasquatch festival, as well as some new discoveries.

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opening the mailbox

November 25, 2010 From Austin's KUT, hear 10 songs about writing and receiving that 20th-century relic: the letter.

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January 19, 2009 Hear the songs that wrestled with the fear, uncertainty and frustration during Bush's presidency.

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