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The Best Music Of 2014

Ken Tucker's Top 9 Albums Of 2014, Plus A Book

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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Music Interviews

Getting Spooky With Spoon

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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