Suz Slezak and David Wax of David Wax Museum.
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December 27, 2010 The joy and energy of Mexican folk music guides this American band. You can feel those uplifting rhythms in this debut video from the duo's soon-to-be-released album Everything Is Saved.
December 20, 2010 An upgraded version of the NPR Music app for iPhone and iPod Touch was released today. It now features blogs, videos and more. And if you download it or upgrade now, you'll get a free mix tape of 12 songs.
December 20, 2010 All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen doesn't always have time to read, but he truly enjoyed this year's Soul Mining by producer Daniel Lanois.
Artwork from the iTunes LP of American Beauty by The Grateful Dead.
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December 16, 2010 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen laments the loss of full, LP-sized album art on the music he buys and listens to. But does cover art even matter in the digital age? Take our short survey and tell us what you think.
Bob gets into the spirit of the season with his battery-operated, LCD Christmas tree.
December 13, 2010 The All Songs Considered annual Holiday Music Mix goes up next week. But if you can't wait that long, you can get your own copy of the program a week early. Just subscribe to the All Songs Considered podcast.
December 13, 2010 The 10 members of The Red River normally play with guitars and violins, French horns, keyboards and drums. But they rose to the challenge of squeezing behind the Tiny Desk and re-arranging their songs for an elegant, stripped-down performance.
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December 10, 2010 A new song by The Low Anthem was filmed at an abandoned pasta-sauce factory and shot using old cameras and film stock. Watch the premiere of this new song from The Low Anthem's upcoming album, Smart Flesh.
Andrew Bird at the Sixth & I Synagogue in Washington, D.C.
December 10, 2010 What do you want most from a concert, old favorites or unheard music? A look at two recent solo performances by Jeff Tweedy and Andrew Bird.
December 7, 2010 The fact that All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen couldn't come up with 10 albums he's passionate about says it all: The trend from albums to songs is stronger than it's been since 1965.
November 18, 2010 In the next couple of weeks, we'll post our annual music poll so you can vote for the best albums of 2010. We're compiling the list of nominees now and want your help.
November 17, 2010 Hear new songs by two down-to-earth people with their heads in the clouds: Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl. Together, they write dreamy musings on everything from dark matter to the pedestrian and mundane. Watch the duo perform songs from Acoustic Sessions in the NPR offices.
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November 16, 2010 When Bob Boilen was director of All Things Considered, fans sent him dozens of variations of the show's main theme song. Today he heard and saw a new video that takes the music in an all new direction.
The Beatles' members take a break from November 1963 rehearsals.
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November 16, 2010 The Beatles' music wasn't on iTunes up until now, but only for business reasons. If this was a philosophical change of heart, then this might be a big news story. But let's be clear: This is a business story.
November 16, 2010 "Getting Ready for Christmas Day" features a sample from an American Christian preacher and gospel artist, Rev. J.M. Gates, from 1941. It's from Simon's new album, So Beautiful or So What, which comes out in the spring of 2011.
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These days Bob Dylan spends a lot of time behind his keyboard when giving live performances.
November 15, 2010 One look at the set list to this weekend's Dylan concert in D.C. and it's easy to assume it was amazing, with songs such as "Simple Twist Of Fate" and "Highway 61 Revisited." But All Songs host Bob Boilen was largely disappointed.
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