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You Cannot Be Serious: The All Songs Considered Listening Party
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Messing With Perfection: Why The Flaming Lips Took On 'Sgt. Pepper'
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Clockwise from upper left: Sleater-Kinney, Elle Varner, GRMLN, The Flaming Lips Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Sleater-Kinney, The Flaming Lips, Elle Varner, More
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The Flaming Lips' new album, With A Little Help From My Fwends, comes out Oct. 28. George Salisbury/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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With A Little Help From My Fwends
<em>Audio for First Listens is no longer available after the album is released.</em>

All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton set out on a road trip to find the true spirit of the holiday season. Along the way they stop at the Silent Night Motel, where they meet Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, St. Vincent (Annie Clark), Josh Ritter, and more. Michael Huey/Mastery Of Maps hide caption

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Bob And Robin's Excellent Holiday Adventure
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Top row, left to right: Laura Marling, Lorde, Mike Milosh of Rhye; middle row: Ty Segall, James Blake, Valerie June; bottom row: Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne of The Blow, Earl Sweatshirt, Lou Reed. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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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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