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Clockwise from upper left: Spoon, Sharon Van Etten, St. Vincent, Future Islands, Flying Lotus.
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December 17, 2014 The results are in! St. Vincent's self-titled album was by far the most popular record in our listener poll for the best music of 2014. On this week's show, we count down the Top 25.
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Elizabeth Grant is better known by her stage name, Lana Del Rey.
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December 16, 2014 Making new sounds while staying mindful of the past is a common theme in the Fresh Air music critic's year-end list.
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December 8, 2014 Fifty albums for a heavier-than-average year, selected by NPR Music's staff and member station partners. These are the albums we held close in 2014 and the ones we want to share.
September 26, 2014 The Austin band performs songs from They Want My Soul, which finds Spoon revitalized after a hiatus.
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Jim Eno, performing live with Spoon, at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Calif.
September 12, 2014 Our regular puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring fills hand-selected by Spoon drummer Jim Eno. Hear the fill and match it to the song.
Spoon performs live at KCRW's studios.
August 14, 2014 Watch the consistently excellent Austin pop-rock band perform "Inside Out," from its new album They Want My Soul, live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Spoon at KEXP on July 24, 2014.
August 5, 2014 Twenty-plus years into a remarkably consistent career, the pop-rock band retains its capacity to surprise and delight. Watch Spoon perform "Knock Knock Knock" from its new album, They Want My Soul.
Spoon's new album is They Want My Soul.
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August 4, 2014 They Want My Soul is the band's first album in four years. Singer Britt Daniel says the recording process often felt like being in a horror movie.
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Spoon, performing "Rent I Pay," live from Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.
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June 6, 2014 See the band premiere "Rent I Pay," the lead-off cut to Spoon's first new album in four years, They Want My Soul. The group performed the song live at New York City's Le Poisson Rouge on Jun. 9.
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June 5, 2014 On All Songs Considered, Spoon's Britt Daniel and Jim Eno reveal details of the band's first new album in four years. They Want My Soul is due out Aug. 5.
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