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Jimmy Tamborello and Ben Gibbard discuss the unexpected success of The Postal Service.
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April 8, 2013 Dntel's Jimmy Tamborello and Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard reflect on Give Up, which emerged from a casual collaboration.
November 16, 2009 All Songs Considered's list of the 50 most important recordings of the decade continues, from OutKast to Sigur Ros.
November 9, 2009 It's hard to believe, but the first decade of the new millennium is rapidly drawing to a close — and it's been a remarkable one for music. In this edition of All Songs Considered, host Bob Boilen looks back at some of the defining trends, sounds and historic moments that made the '00s stand out, in a roundtable discussion with Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein, All Songs Considered producer Robin Hilton and NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson.
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June 14, 2007 A beautifully fake empire from The National; New music from the epic Polyphonic Spree; Brilliant new pop from Scotland's Travis; Lennon via Jakob Dylan, Dhani Harrison; More of Lennon, covered by Postal Service; Spare folk rock from Lightning Dust; Surprising new cover tunes by Patti Smith.
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March 9, 2005 A new single from The Postal Service; The Pink Floyd-inspired Radar Brothers; Ambient electronica from Oregon's Eluvium; Misadventures with Andrew Morgan; Mediterranean music: Savina Yannatou; Dutch Javanese Russian Israeli Keren Ann; Remembering the music of Harold Arlen; Guitar wonder Michael Gulezian; The American music project Redbird.
December 21, 2003 It certainly is the age of the song. The days of the MP3 aren't so different from the days of the 45 rpm. You pay a buck; the quality is good, but not as good as its more expensive counterpart. Back in the days of the 45, you'd stack your faves on a round 45 adapter, best side up, and one by one they would play, the tone arm lifting off the record long enough for the next 45 to magically fall onto the platter and play. You'd hope it wouldn't skip. The days of the 45 or even mix tapes seem antiquated in the age of the iPod and homemade CD's. We've "streamed" our picks for 2003's best songs, so click to listen and hope it doesn't skip!
October 20, 2003 Music through the mail: Postal Service; New Orleans funk from Garage a Trois; Jazz from Sweden: Tord Gustavsen Trio; Beethoven from the Jacques Loussier Trio; Paris meets Argentina with Gotan Project. Featured Artist: Isobel Campbell.
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