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The Decemberists, Nat King Cole, Antony and the Johnsons

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The Decemberists, Nat King Cole, Antony and the Johnsons

The Decemberists, Nat King Cole, Antony and the Johnsons

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New music from The Decemberists; Canada's country rocker Kathleen Edwards; Remembering the music of Nat King Cole; Surreal crooner Antony and the Johnsons; Galaxie 500's Damon and Naomi; Columbian activist Andrea Echeverri; A Brazilian in New York: Luiz Bonfa; Roots of rap from Linton Kwesi Johnson; Radiohead for piano: Christopher O'Riley; A farewell to minimalist Harold Budd.

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The Decemberists, Nat King Cole, Antony and the Johnsons

Picaresque

The Infanta

  • from Picaresque
  • by The Decemberists

The Decemberists are a five-piece Portland band previously featured on All Songs Considered episode 59.

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Back to Me

Somewhere Else

  • from Back to Me
  • by Kathleen Edwards

This is singer/songwriter Kathleen Edward's second CD. Her first was featured on All Songs Considered episode 32.

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The World of Nat King Cole

Mona Lisa

  • from The World of Nat King Cole
  • by Nat King Cole

More than 40 years after his death, the music of Nat King Cole is remembered on this new collection of classics like "Nature Boy" and "Unforgettable."

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I Am a Bird Now

Fistful of Love

  • from I Am a Bird Now
  • by Antony and the Johnsons

Antony is a 21st century crooner with a strange and delicate voice. Boy George and Rufus Wainwright join him on this CD.

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The Earth Is Blue

The Earth Is Blue

  • from The Earth Is Blue
  • by Damon and Naomi

Drummer Damon Krukowski and bassist Naomi Yang were two-thirds of the 1980s dream pop group Galaxie 500 until the band broke up in 1991. The two have since been releasing CDs as a duo.

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Andrea Echeverri

A Eme O

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  • by Andrea Echeverri

Colombian native Andrea Echeverri got her start as the frontwoman for the band Aterciopelados and is known as a vocal feminist in her home country. This is her debut solo release, a collection of personal songs celebrating the joys of being a mother.

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Solo in Rio 1959

A Brazilian in New York

  • from Solo in Rio 1959
  • by Luiz Bonfá

Luiz Bonfá was one of the leading figures in the birth of Bosa Nova. Though not as well known, his music actually predates Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto. Bonfá died in 2001, but his music is remembered on this new retrospective.

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Live in Paris

Di Great Insoreckshan / Mekkin Histri

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Di Great Insoreckshan / Mekkin Histri

  • from Live in Paris
  • by Linton Kwesi Johnson

Reggae poet Linton Kwesi Johnson wrote and recorded in Britain in the late 1970s and early 1980s and is credited with inventing Dub poetry, a kind of early rap. He's only released one album since 1985 but remains an important figure in reggae.

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Hold Me to This

No Surprises

  • from Hold Me to This: Christopher O'Riley Plays Radiohead
  • by Christopher O'Riley

This is the second collection of Radiohead songs recorded on solo piano by Christopher O'Riley. The first was featured on All Songs Considered episode 38.

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Avalon Sutra / As Long As I Can Hold My Breath

Walk in the Park With Nancy (In Memory)

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A Walk in the Park with Nancy

  • from Avalon Sutra/As Long As I Can Hold My Breath
  • by Harold Budd

Harold Budd is best known for his ambient collaborations with producer Brian Eno. Budd's own music is lulling, sparse and tonal. After 30 years of making music professionally, Budd says he's retiring from the business. This two-CD set will be his last.

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