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The White Stripes.
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October 21, 2013 In this Sense of Place: Detroit highlight, the alt-rock duo performs songs from the critically acclaimed Elephant in a session from 2003. Hear them perform "Lord, Send Me An Angel," "I Want To Be The Boy To Warm Your Mother's Heart" and "The Big Three Killed My Baby" live at WXPN.
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As the NPR Music team and others prepared to leave the network's old headquarters, mysterious messages began appearing on the windows and walls: "Everything will be better!"
April 17, 2013 When it came time to pack up our things and head to the new NPR headquarters, we asked you to help us reflect on the move with your picks for the best songs about dealing with change. On this week's All Songs Considered we share some of our favorites.
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Clockwise from upper row: Thenewno2, Lawrence Arabia, The Do
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July 3, 2012 On this edition of All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share their picks for this week's essential songs, including new music from rapper El-P, George Harrison's son Dhani, Lawrence Arabia and more.
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Jack White of The White Stripes performs during the fourth and final day of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival June 17, 2007 in Manchester, Tennessee.
January 2, 2012 World Cafe's 20th-anniversary celebration kicks off with a look at Jack White's many talents, including his work as a producer and his bands The White Stripes and The Raconteurs.
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July 13, 2011 The band delves into its "Third Man Vault" and unveils covers of songs by Love and Otis Redding.
February 2, 2011 The peppermint clad duo White Stripes say they officially split in order to preserve the band's legacy.
Jack White in the Third Man Records store
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April 29, 2010 White's approach to the record business has been called a throwback and a harbinger of things to come. Most innovative companies in the business are digital in concept, but Third Man's approach is digital where necessary; tangible where possible.
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A scene from the documentary White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights.
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March 8, 2010 Shedding nuance and between-song banter almost entirely, the live album Under Great White Northern Lights bursts with redlined intensity, as the Whites barrel through a decade-spanning assortment of newer songs and older fan favorites. Hear the record in its entirety here until its release on March 16.
November 16, 2009 All Songs Considered's list of the 50 most important recordings of the decade continues, from Britney Spears to Amy Winehouse.
September 3, 2009 It's time for one last bittersweet blast of summertime music: five songs to mark the death of a season — and the birth of a time in which comfort revolves around sweaters, slippers, cocoa and enough food to pad the midsection through those cold winter months. Here's a mildly reflective playlist to honor the occasion, arranged in order of wistfulness.
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