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The Year Ahead: 2005

Bob Boilen speaks with All Things Considered music reviewers Mikel Jollett, Tom Moon and Meredith Ochs about some of their most anticipated releases for 2005. Hear sneak previews from Bright Eyes, M. Ward, the Kings of Leon and more.

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The Year Ahead: 2005

Digital Ash in a Digital Urn

Easy/Lucky/Free

  • Artist: Bright Eyes
  • Album: Digital Ash in a Digital Urn
  • Song: Easy/Lucky/Free

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Digital Ash in a Digital Urn
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Bright Eyes
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Saddle Creek

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I'm Wide Awake It's Morning

Train Under Water

  • Artist: Bright Eyes
  • Album: I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
  • Song: Train Under Water

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Bright Eyes
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Saddle Creek

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Okemah and the Melody of Riot

Afterglow 61 (excerpt)

  • Artist: Son Volt
  • Album: Okemah and the Melody of Riot
  • Song: Afterglow 61 (excerpt)

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Okemah and the Melody of Riot
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Son Volt
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Transmit Sounds

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Aha Shake Heartbreak

Slow Night, So Long

  • Artist: Kings of Leon
  • Album: Aha Shake Heartbreak
  • Song: Slow Night, So Long

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Slow Night, So Long
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Aha Shake Heartbreak
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Kings of Leon
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RCA

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Pretty in Black

Love in a Trashcan

  • Artist: The Raveonettes
  • Album: Pretty in Black
  • Song: Love in a Trashcan

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Pretty in Black
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Columbia

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Soul-Sizzling 7" Meltdown

Get Down With It

  • Artist: The Woggles
  • Album: Soul Sizzling 7" Meltdown
  • Song: Get Down With It

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Get Down With It
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Soul-Sizzling 7" Meltdown
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The Woggles
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Chicken Ranch

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The Greatest White Liar

Down Home Girl

  • Artist: Nic Armstrong
  • Album: The Greatest White Liar
  • Song: Down Home Girl

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The Greatest White Liar
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Nic Armstrong
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New West

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Before the Poison

My Friends Have

  • Artist: Marianne Faithfull
  • Album: Before the Poison
  • Song: My Friends Have

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My Friends Have
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Before the Poison
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Marianne Faithfull
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Naive

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Same Mother

Gangsterism on the Rise

  • Artist: Jason Moran
  • Album: Same Mother
  • Song: Gangsterism on the Rise

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Same Mother
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Jason Moran
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Blue Note/EMI

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The Way Up

The Way Up, Pt. 1

  • Artist: Pat Metheny Group
  • Album: The Way Up
  • Song: The Way Up, Pt. 1

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Nonesuch

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Transistor Radio

Sweethearts on Parade

  • Artist: M. Ward
  • Album: Transistor Radio
  • Song: Sweethearts on Parade

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Transistor Radio
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Merge

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