April 12, 2013 Using subtle stop-motion effects, the video for "Joy," the blissful, intimate new song by Iron & Wine, shows how the object of Sam Beam's affection is everywhere he looks.
January 11, 2011 On this edition of All Songs Considered, we've got sneak previews of new music from some of our most anticipated albums this winter, including records by R.E.M., David Dondero, Malachai, Six Organs of Admittance and more.
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November 16, 2009 All Songs Considered's list of the 50 most important recordings of the decade continues with Kelly Clarkson to Jay-Z.
December 6, 2007 Host Bob Boilen talks with reviewers Carrie Brownstein, Will Hermes, Tom Moon and Meredith Ochs about the year's biggest surprises and letdowns in music. Hear their picks for the year's most innovative album, the best new band of 2007, the year's best song and more. Featured songs and artists are listed below.
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August 23, 2007 1980s-inspired pop from Canada's Stars; Master sitar player Anoushka Shankar; Psychedelic folk-pop from Iron and Wine; Guitarist Bill Frisell and Floratone; Jenny Lewis returns with Rilo Kiley; A feast of frenzy from Animal Collective; My Bloody Valentine-inspired rock by Maps.
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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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February 9, 2005 Hear an interview with Ron Roeker from the Recording Academy on how the Grammy selection process works, plus music from the Best New Artist category.
January 26, 2005 Tributes to boxer Jack Johnson from Miles Davis and Wynton Marsalis; An intimate home recording from Cantinero; A look at opposite day with Andrew Bird; The Who sung a Capella by Petra Haden; Brother/sister duo The Fiery Furnaces; A new EP from folk hero Iron and Wine; L.A. singer/songwriter Mia Doi Todd; Norwegian jazz: Tord Gustavsen Trio; Latin percussionist Roberto Rodriguez.
December 28, 2004 2004 was a year when a handful of artists with their best days long behind them surprised us with their strongest music; Loretta Lynn and Brian Wilson come to mind. It was also a year when a lot of new musicians recorded some of the most personal and fragile songs you'll hear — Iron and Wine, Bright Eyes, Joanna Newsom and Sufjan Stevens to name a few.
July 13, 2004 Halfway through the year and the songs are strong. New artists like Iron and Wine and M. Ward are writing powerful song poems. Their words and beats have the mystery of such revered artists as Wilco, Modest Mouse and Sam Phillips. 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 2004 (so far).
May 11, 2004 Lo-fi folk from Miami's Iron and Wine; Avant-garde jazz pianist Marilyn Crispell; Polynesia's 126-member Tahitian Choir; Light chamber pop from Camera Obscura; An album never meant to be from Ric Menck; Israeli Beatle pop from the Rockfour. Featured Artist: Arto Lindsay.
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