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Concerts

Arcade Fire's Win Butler, performing live at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.

October 28, 2013 Hear the band perform highlights from its new album, Reflektor, live from Capitol Studios.

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March 16, 2007 Like its debut, the 10-piece band's sound is full of percussion, strings and smart lyrics.

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February 17, 2007 Hear The Arcade Fire recorded live in concert from New York's Judson Memorial Church.

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Interviews & Profiles

Arcade Fire's new album, Reflektor, comes out Tuesday.

October 28, 2013 Regine Chassagne and Win Butler explain the cross-cultural themes behind the new album Reflektor.

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June 4, 2007 The seven-member art-rock band deploys everything from the piano the hurdy-gurdy.

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Discover Songs

a collage of artists featured on the show

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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Aracde Fire

August 1, 2010 Hear the band's sprawling but intimate new album in its entirety.

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May 27, 2010 Hear the U.S. premiere of two new songs from the band's upcoming album The Suburbs.

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November 16, 2009 We begin our 50 most important recordings of the decade with composer John Adams.

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November 9, 2009 All Songs Considered looks back at some of the decade's defining moments and trends in music

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February 13, 2008 On this edition of All Songs Considered NPR listeners share their favorite love songs.

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December 21, 2007 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his picks for the year's top ten CDs.

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December 20, 2007 Tens of thousands of listeners voted for the year's best CDs, with Radiohead coming out on top.

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December 20, 2007 All Songs Considered producer Robin Hilton shares his picks for the best CDs of 2007.

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December 20, 2007 All Things Considered Reviewer Tom Moon offers his picks for the year's best albums.

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December 12, 2007 KUT music director Jeff McCord picks the 10 songs whose company he most enjoyed.

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December 6, 2007 All Songs reviewers parley the year's biggest surprises, letdowns and best new music.

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July 6, 2007 Live Earth founder Kevin Wall, Paste magazine editor Josh Jackson and musician Alejandro Escoved...

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March 7, 2007 The Arcade Fire crafts a uniquely grandiose, profoundly affecting brand of art-rock.

January 5, 2007 A new recording from Arcade Fire; The atmospheric Apostle of Hustle; Athens, Georgia rockers Of ...

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August 3, 2005 Halfway through the year and the songs are strong. Newer artists like Bright Eyes and Flotation ...

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June 29, 2005 New solo work from Daniel Lanois; Reggae meets country through Willie Nelson; Malian musical leg...

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

December 29, 2004 New artists like Iron and Wine; a self-professed has-been with little music ability (William Sha...

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

December 27, 2004 Below are the 20 most mentioned songs from both listeners and reviewers with randomly selected c...

News

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February 14, 2011 The country trio won Song and Record of the Year, and the Montreal rockers won Album of the Year.

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December 22, 2010 Amazon sold hundreds of albums for $3.99, pushing the question of music's value into the spotlight.

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September 5, 2010 Director Chris Milk wanted to offer "something that people can see themselves in." Literally.

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'An Introduction to...' Elliott Smith

August 12, 2010 Elliott Smith gets a "hits" collection, and indie rock flexes its muscles in the spotlight.

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August 11, 2010 In a first for both the band and their label, 'The Suburbs' sold 156,000 albums in its first week.

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August 3, 2010 Each week, we check in with five record stores to see what new CDs they have in the building.

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May 27, 2010 Live Arcade Fire Interview noon Today, Plus New Album Details

One of the earliest examples of the influence of music blogs was the success of Arcade Fire in 2004.

December 25, 2009 Blogs and Web sites have emerged over the past decade as important arbiters of musical taste.

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December 17, 2007 Kanye West, Arcade Fire and Jay-Z place well in the magazine's list of 2007's top 50 records.

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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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December 17, 2007 Kanye West, Arcade Fire and Jay-Z place well in the magazine's list of 2007's top 50 records.

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March 7, 2007 The Arcade Fire crafts a uniquely grandiose, profoundly affecting brand of art-rock.

More Stories

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.

December 4, 2013 All Songs Considered's wide-ranging discussion of the music that meant the most in 2013.

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Lucius was just one of the many bands worth discovering at this year's CMJ festival.

October 22, 2013 Hear a killer mix of some of the standout bands we found at the 2013 CMJ Music festival.

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Lou Reed

December 4, 2013 All Songs Considered's wide-ranging discussion of the music that meant the most in 2013.

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Arcade Fire on Saturday night in Bushwick. Win Butler on the left, Richard Reed Parry on the right.

October 23, 2013 The masquerading group that played Brooklyn this weekend was not the Arcade Fire of days past.

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October 24, 2013 The entire new Arcade Fire album Reflektor can be heard here.

Arcade Fire accepts the Album of the Year Award for The Suburbs onstage during The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.

February 14, 2011 The band's Grammy for Album of the Year leaves some music fans baffled.

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December 1, 2010 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Arcade Fire and more artists from A to B.

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May 27, 2010 Arcade Fire talks about its new album and plays its first new songs in more than three years.

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January 19, 2009 Hear the songs that wrestled with the fear, uncertainty and frustration during Bush's presidency.

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NPR Artist Directory

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Gillian Welch

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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

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

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

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