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All Songs Rewind: The Best Opening Tracks

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Discussion: The Year in Music, 2013

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All Songs Considered: The Year In Music, 2013

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Never Back Down: Fresh Air Remembers Lou Reed

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World Cafe Remembers Lou Reed

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Lou Reed, Beloved Contrarian, Dies

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