Valentine's Day in New York: a "love lock" on the Brooklyn Bridge. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Love Stories In Union Square
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/466402685/466443725" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Clockwise from upper left: Sufjan Stevens, Oumou Sangare, Sigur Ros, Alejandra Deheza of School For Seven Bells Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artists
Music For Healing
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/456343231/456363142" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

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

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist
Poll Results: Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums of 2013
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/249997274/250214905" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (left), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (center), and Speaker of the House John Boehner are three key lawmakers in the government shut down and debt ceiling crisis. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Lygia Clark's cover art for Sigur Rós' forthcoming album, Kveikur. Lygia Clark/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Lygia Clark/Courtesy of the artist

Sigur Ros performs at Celebrate Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell on July 31, 2012. Ryan Muir for NPR hide caption

toggle caption Ryan Muir for NPR
Sigur Rós In Concert
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/157422851/157733379" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Clockwise from upper left: Danger Mouse and Norah Jones, Patrick Watson, THEESatisfaction, Jonsi of the band Sigur Ros. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artists
Sigur Ros, Norah Jones And Danger Mouse, More
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/149417669/149470808" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">