Clockwise from upper left: Bright Eyes, Ed Sheeran, Louis Armstrong, Etta James, Peter Gabriel
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February 10, 2015 In honor of Valentine's Day, we asked for your ideal romantic songs. On this week's All Songs Considered, we count down the 10 most popular tunes that make you swoon.
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Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes in January, 2005.
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February 5, 2015 On this week's throwback Thursday, we look back to the year 2005 and the first time we ever tried to webcast a live concert. The band was Bright Eyes; things did not go exactly as planned.
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Sufjan Stevens performing at the bandshell at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park on August 3, 2011.
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December 27, 2011 Bob Boilen salutes his 15 favorite live concerts. What were your most memorable shows this year?
The Antlers will debut the group's new album, live on NPR Music, from The Parish in Austin, TX on Mar. 17. The band is just one of more than a dozen featured on this year's coverage of the festival.
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March 1, 2011 The South by Southwest music festival and conference is rapidly approaching (Mar. 16-20), and NPR Music will be there again this year, webcasting a bunch of full concerts, live online. Check out our lineup of the bands we'll be featuring.
January 4, 2011 On this week's show, hear new music from Bright Eyes, hip-hop duo G-Side, Colin Stetson, psychedelic rock from Zambia and new music from the veteran English post-punk band Wire.
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October 11, 2010 Watch the premiere of Los Cenzontles' video for "State of Shame," a song that protests Arizona's immigration law.
November 16, 2009 All Songs Considered's list of the 50 most important recordings of the decade begins with composer John Adams and runs through Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.
December 20, 2007 Tens of thousands of listeners voted in the All Songs Considered poll for the year's best CDs. It was tight for much of the race, but in the end, Radiohead's In Rainbows was an overwhelming winner as 2007's most popular album.
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March 8, 2007 Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst is a gifted and prolific songwriter, accomplishing more by the age of 14 than many artists do in a lifetime. Now 27 years old, he and his band are about to release their 6th album, titled Cassadaga. Oberst chats with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen about the new CD and shares some of his favorite songs by other artists like Lou Reed, Bjork and Jackson Browne.
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November 16, 2006 A mash-up of Cuban rhythms and Coldplay; Los Angeles rapper Pigeon John; Atlanta art rock trio Hot Young Priest; Rarities from new-folk artist Bright Eyes; Portland music therapist Super XX Man; The intimate strains of singer Laura Gibson; Life at the micro level with Dave Fischoff.
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December 16, 2005 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen counts down listener picks for the 10 best CDs of 2005, with NPR music reviewers Will Hermes, Tom Moon and Meredith Ochs. They also share some of their own favorites from the year and take calls from listeners. This program originally webcast live on NPR.org Dec. 16, 2005.
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November 16, 2005 A stunning live recording from Wilco; Live music from Nebraska's Bright Eyes; Tribal art pop by Orenda Fink; Six Feet Under soundtrack favorite Sia; A beautiful return for Kate Bush; A new-folk home recording from Calexico; Rock-rap action heroes The Go! Team.
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August 3, 2005 Halfway through the year and the songs are strong. Newer artists like Bright Eyes and Flotation Toy Warning are pushing the boundaries of new-folk or acoustic art rock, while veterans like Bruce Springsteen return to their roots. Before the summer slips by and fall accelerates into winter, we offer this show as a chance to catch up on the great sounds of 2005 (so far).
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January 12, 2005 Bob Boilen speaks with All Things Considered music reviewers Mikel Jollett, Tom Moon and Meredith Ochs about some of their most anticipated releases for 2005. Hear sneak previews from Bright Eyes, M. Ward, the Kings of Leon and more.
November 16, 2004 The pre-teen sister duo Smoosh; Self-professed has been William Shatner; Dream pop veterans Luna; A reissued classic from Cream; Bluegrass revivalist Alison Krauss; Great unknown mandolinist Sam Bartlett; Ambient rock pioneer, producer Brian Eno; and Socially conscious anthem rock from U2. Featured Artist: Bright Eyes.
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