May 25, 2010 This edition of All Songs Considered features the song "Tell 'Em," from Sleigh Bells' heavily hyped album Treats. Also on the show: one-man chillwave band Toro Y Moi, innocent but edgy music from Secret Cities, evocative instrumental sounds from Accordion, Icelandic neo-classical artist Olafur Arnalds, the British punk-pop group Buzzcocks and Chicago's Light Pollution. Also, soul singer Bettye LaVette covers some well-known rock classics.
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June 5, 2008 Every generation has its own soundtrack. The Silent Generation (people born in the '20s and '30s) had big band and swing. Baby Boomers (born in the '40s and '50s) had rock and soul. Generation X (born in the '60s and '70s) had grunge and hip-hop. On this edition of All Songs Considered, we look back at the defining music of those generations and ask what the soundtrack is for the current generation, Generation Y (or Millennials).
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October 2, 2006 Melanie Pain and Olivier Libaux of Nouvelle Vague talk about their latest CD, Bande a Part and share some of their favorite recordings. Hear selections from their new album, plus songs and artists that have inspired the band over the years, including the Cramps, Nick Cave and Serge Gainsbourg.
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March 12, 2003 Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews new albums from The Buzzcocks and Paul Weller, the frontman from the band The Jam. The album titles are Buzzcocks and Illumination.
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