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June 23, 2010 Hear the power-pop band recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.

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October 27, 2007 Hear the band recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C., with Benjy Ferree and Emma Pollock.

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March 6, 2006 Scotland's Belle and Sebastian and The New Pornographers recorded live in concert.

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August 13, 2010 The indie-rock supergroup performs well-crafted, orchestrated power pop from Together.

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March 26, 2008 Hear an interview and performance by the Vancouver indie-pop supergroup.

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November 20, 2007 Hear an acoustic performance and interview with the inventive and energetic power-pop band.

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April 14, 2006 New Pornographers is a band made up of musicians who have their own projects in the works.

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December 14, 2010 All Songs Considered listeners cast thousands of votes for the year's best music. See their Top 25.

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June 29, 2010 See the Top 20 albums of the year to date, as selected by NPR listeners.

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April 25, 2010 Hear the pop supergroup's infectious new album in its entirety.

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April 6, 2010 Hear sneak previews of new music from The Black Keys, New Pornographers, Stars and more.

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Vespertine 4:3

November 24, 2009 See some of our favorite albums that didn't make the final 50 most important recordings list.

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June 5, 2008 Before playing these five tracks in the car, set the cruise control to something reasonably safe.

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December 24, 2007 Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson picks his 10 favorite CDs of 2007.

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December 21, 2007 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his picks for the year's top ten CDs.

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December 20, 2007 All Songs Considered producer Robin Hilton shares his picks for the best CDs of 2007.

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December 13, 2007 All Songs Considered features its annual mix of quirky holiday music.

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September 6, 2007 The best yet from The New Pornographers; Brilliant new art-pop by Bishop Allen; Surprises from n...

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August 8, 2007 "Adventures in Solitude" closes the band's fine new album without conserving hooks.

December 17, 2005 Meredith Ochs picks range from the rockin' White Stripes to "outlaw" country singer Merle Haggard.

November 9, 2005 Sweet, art pop from Matt Pond PA; The vocoder voice of Imogen Heap; Canada's power pop New Porno...

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July 19, 2005 Music writer Stephen Thompson makes some suggestions for the perfect music for lazy summer days.

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Reviews

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October 25, 2007 The band's new album is full of thoughtfully composed, magnificently arranged pop songs.

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August 8, 2007 "Adventures in Solitude" closes the band's fine new album without conserving hooks.

December 17, 2005 Meredith Ochs picks range from the rockin' White Stripes to "outlaw" country singer Merle Haggard.

December 16, 2005 Tom Moon's picks for the year's best CDs range from lo-fi indie folk to rediscovered jazz.

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April 12, 2010 We picked our own songs, singers and dance moves, but we want your Glee picks, too.

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