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All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with several reviewers about the summer's most anticipated CD releases. Hear sneak previews of new music from Beck, Randy Newman, solo work from Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, Kimya Dawson (the singer behind the Juno soundtrack), the Hold Steady, Missy Elliott and more. Guests for the program are: Will Hermes (reviewer for All Things Considered, Spin and Entertainment Weekly), Amy Phillips (Senior Editor for Pitchforkmedia.com), and Bruce Warren (Assistant General Manager for programming at WXPN and Executive Producer for World Cafe).

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Delta Spirit

  • Artist: Delta Spirit
  • Song: Trashcan
  • From: Ode to Sunshine

This album will be released on August 26.

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Trashcan
Album
Ode to Sunshine
Artist
Delta Spirit
Label
Rounder
Released
2007

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The Hold Steady

  • Artist: The Hold Steady
  • Song: Constructive Summer
  • From: Stay Positive

This album will be released on July 14.

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Constructive Summer
Album
Stay Positive
Artist
The Hold Steady
Label
Vagrant
Released
2008

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Kimya Dawson

  • Artist: Kimya Dawson
  • Song: Happy Home
  • From: Alphabutt

This album will be released in August.

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Missy Elliott

  • Artist: Missy Elliott
  • Song: Shake Your Pom Pom
  • From: Block Party

This album will be released in August.

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Beck

  • Artist: Beck
  • Song: Chemtrails
  • From: Modern Guilt
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Chemtrails
Album
Modern Guilt
Artist
Beck
Label
Interscope
Released
2008

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Black Kids

  • Artist: Black Kids
  • Song: I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You
  • From: Partie Traumatic
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I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You
Album
Partie Traumatic
Artist
Black Kids
Label
Red Ink
Released
2008

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Randy Newman

  • Artist: Randy Newman
  • Song: Harps and Angels
  • From: Harps and Angels
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Harps and Angels
Album
Harps and Angels
Artist
Randy Newman
Label
Nonesuch
Released
2008

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Conor Oberst

  • Artist: Conor Oberst
  • Song: Lenders in the Temple
  • From: Conor Oberst
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Conor Oberst
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Conor Oberst
Label
Merge
Released
2008

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Golden Animals

  • Artist: Golden Animals
  • Song: Try On Me
  • From: Free Your Mind and Win a Pony

This album will be released July 1.

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Eliza Carthy

  • Artist: Eliza Carthy
  • Song: Follow the Dollar
  • From: Dreams of Breathing Underwater
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Follow the Dollar
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Dreams of Breathing Underwater
Artist
Eliza Carthy
Label
Topic
Released
2008

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Hercules and Love Affair

  • Artist: Hercules and Love Affair
  • Song: You Belong
  • From: Hercules & Love Affair [Bonus Tracks]
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You Belong
Album
Hercules & Love Affair [Bonus Tracks]
Artist
Hercules and Love Affair
Label
Mut
Released
2008

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Step Up 2: The Streets

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Step Up 2: The Streets
Artist
Original Soundtrack
Label
Atlantic/WEA
Released
2008

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