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Bon Iver's Latest Is A Soulful Mix Of Wood And Microchips

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Clockwise from upper left: Bon Iver, the cover art for The White Stripes' Get Behind Me Satan, Thor & Friends, Kurt Wagner of Lambchop. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Bon Iver, The White Stripes, Lambchop, More

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16 Number One Songs From Our First 16 Years

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New Mix: Liz Phair, Ra Ra Riot, Vijay Iyer, More

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All Songs Considered Listeners Pick The Best Music Of 2009

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Exclusive Previews: M. Ward, Animal Collective, Bon Iver, More

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NPR Listeners Pick The Best Music Of 2008

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Billie Holiday, The Magnetic Fields, the Jesus and Mary Chain, More

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