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All Songs Considered

Summer Music Preview

Hear exclusive song premieres from The Avett Brothers, Cat Power, The Antlers and more on this week's episode of All Songs Considered.

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The Record

Springsteen's American Dream, Beautiful And Bleak

Ann Powers says her infatuation with The Boss grew into adult respect for the strivers in his songs.

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