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Concerts

Joanna Newsom performs at the Sixth & I Synagogue.

March 23, 2010 Hear the inventive singer perform a full concert, webcast on NPR.org from Washington, D.C.

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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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Meg White of The White Stripes

March 1, 2010 We celebrate Chopin's 200th with an impromptu, plus music from Owen Pallett, Pantha du Prince, more.

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Joanna Newsom; credit: Annabel Mehran

February 23, 2010 Have One on Me is two hours long, fills three discs, and can be heard here in its entirety.

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January 8, 2007 It's hard not to return to "Emily," perhaps because virtually nothing else sounds quite like it.

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December 7, 2006 Count down the year's best CDs as selected by NPR listeners.

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December 5, 2006 Writer and reviewer Will Hermes shares his favorite albums of the past year.

December 5, 2006 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen counts down listener picks for the 10 best CDs of 2006, wit...

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Joanna Newsom

November 30, 2006 Joanna Newsom's harp-driven story songs befuddle anyone trying to classify her music. On this ed...

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September 21, 2006 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with NPR reviewers Robert Christgau, Meredith Ochs, T...

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February 9, 2005 Hear an interview with Ron Roeker from the Recording Academy on how the Grammy selection process...

December 28, 2004 2004 was a year when a handful of artists with their best days long behind them surprised us wit...

Reviews

Tracey Thorn album

December 23, 2010 Tucker's diverse picks include albums by Tracey Thorn, Kanye West, Joanna Newsom and Arcade Fire.

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March 24, 2010 Rock critic Ken Tucker says Newsom's three-disc album, Have One on Me, rewards the listener.

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Joanna Newsom

February 23, 2010 Newsom's new Have One on Me taps into myths of the American West and the open road.

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January 8, 2007 It's hard not to return to "Emily," perhaps because virtually nothing else sounds quite like it.

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Carrie Brownstein

December 8, 2010 NPR Music contributor Carrie Brownstein shares some of her favorite recordings of the year.

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December 7, 2010 Take a listen to our biggest musical surprises of 2010, songs of the year, and more.

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November 21, 2007 Critic Alex Ross says these five pop songs could make classical music fans sit up and take notice.

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Chopin

Frederic Chopin

Hear Chopin's music in performance and perspective.

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Gillian Welch

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Spoon

Spoon

Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Hear and watch exclusive performances from the guitar-playing Mexican duo.

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Hear concerts and interviews with the atmospheric art-folk singer.

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

Hear performances and profiles of the jazz innovator's work.

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

Hear essential recordings and performances from the lauded quartet.

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

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