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"Abducted," by Cults, tops the list of Bob Boilen's favorite songs of 2011.
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December 28, 2011 Listen to Bob Boilen's favorite songs of the year, from Cults to Caveman and Milagres to M83.
Diamond Mine by King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Bob Boilen's pick for the album of the year.
December 7, 2011 A year overflowing with wonderful records gets a list that can't be trimmed down to the customary 10 picks.
Wye Oak's Civilian, known now and forever as Stephen Thompson's third favorite record of 2011.
December 7, 2011 A list of albums showcasing the stormy elegance, big ideas and transporting melodies of 2011.
September 4, 2011 To immerse yourself in Diamond Mine is to be transported to the Scottish countryside. Standing in the NPR Music offices, the album's unassuming creators somehow lose little of their mystique.
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June 14, 2011 If you're looking for the best of 2011's first half in virtually every major musical genre, here's a good starting point. The list of our 25 favorite albums of the year (so far) continues with tUnE-yArDs and more artists from K to Z.
Jon Hopkins (left) and King Creosote collaborate on the new album Diamond Mine, out May 24.
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May 15, 2011 A Scottish singer-songwriter and an English dance-music maven join forces on a spare, engrossing new album. Hear it in its entirety.
January 11, 2006 Reissued work from Billy Bragg; New music from folk singer Janis Ian; Country morphs into jazz with Robinella; A tribute to Jeff and Tim Buckley; Broken Social Scene's Jason Collett and more.
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