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Concerts

Fiona Apple plays NPR's SXSW showcase at Stubb's on Wednesday evening in Austin.

April 11, 2012 Hear a three-song set from Apple's commanding return to the public stage.

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Studio Sessions

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August 31, 2006 Apple's new album boils her sound down to its essential and most striking features.

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Interviews & Profiles

Known for brevity's sake as The Idler Wheel..., Fiona Apple's new album is her first in seven years.

June 10, 2012 Apple, whose new LP ends a seven-year hiatus, says her career is far less calculated than it looks.

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Discover Songs

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December 22, 2005 Three music business insiders share their picks for CDs that didn't get the attention they deserved.

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December 20, 2005 Fresh Air pop music critic Ken Tucker offers his picks for the best music of the year.

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December 16, 2005 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen takes an in-depth look at the year's best music.

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December 16, 2005 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen counts down listener picks for the 10 best CDs of 2005, wit...

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October 19, 2005 An extraordinary new recording from Fiona Apple; Classic R&B singer Bettye LaVette; Reggae class...

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News

Bruce Springsteen, Fiona Apple and The Magnetic Fields will all be part of NPR Music's 2012 SXSW coverage.

March 1, 2012 Featuring the return of Fiona Apple, Bruce Springsteen's keynote and Magnetic Fields' SXSW debut.

Reviews

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June 26, 2012 Ken Tucker says Apple's stripped-down sound is a backdrop for her ideas about love's complications.

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December 20, 2005 Fresh Air pop music critic Ken Tucker offers his picks for the best music of the year.

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October 11, 2005 Christian Bordal reviews singer Fiona Apple's long-awaited album Extraordinary Machine.

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October 4, 2005 Fans waited a long time for Fiona Apple's new CD. It's out, but the delay remains mysterious.

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More Stories

Clockwise from upper left: Kishi Bashi, Simone White, Bobby Womack, Aleksa Palladino of Exitmusic, Sinead O'Connor.

June 12, 2012 The All Songs gang discusses surprises, new artists, albums and songs from the first half of 2012.

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Fiona Apple's new album, out June 19, is titled The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do.

June 10, 2012 On her first album in seven years, the singer explores difficult emotions in unexpected ways.

Clockwise from upper left: St. Vincent, Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds, Fiona Apple, Exitmusic.

April 24, 2012 Hear Apple's new single, epic Exitmusic, and Bob and Robin on rock 'n' roll baby names.

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April 23, 2012 The enigmatic singer teases her upcoming album with a new song on her Soundcloud page.

Rave On Buddy Holly, a tribute to the rock 'n' roll pioneer, features Holly covers by Paul McCartney, The Black Keys, Patti Smith and many more. The album comes out June 28.

June 19, 2011 Hear Holly covers by Paul McCartney, Fiona Apple, Cee Lo, The Black Keys, Patti Smith and many more.

June 5, 2009 Even in her own highly-produced pop music, Apple has had a voice of music from another era.

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