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16 Number One Songs From Our First 16 Years

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Richard Reed Parry Turns Musicians Into Metronomes

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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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Arcade Fire, Live In Concert

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Arcade Fire On Its Brand-New Beat

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