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The Year's Overlooked Gems

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We receive several hundred CDs a week at All Songs Considered and do our best to listen to a bit of everything. But there's only enough time and space on the show to cover a tiny fraction of them. That means a lot of great albums get missed. Fortunately, as we compile our ballot for the year's best albums, NPR listeners have been helping us find some of those buried and overlooked musical gems. On this edition of All Songs Considered we share some of those picks: the best of the CDs we missed this year, including Flobots, Department of Eagles, Human Highway, and more.

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The Year's Overlooked Gems

No One Does It Like You

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Department of Eagles

  • Song: No One Does It Like You
  • from In Ear Park

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In Ear Park
Album
In Ear Park
Artist
Department of Eagles
Label
4AD
Released
2008

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Rise

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Flobots

  • Song: Rise
  • from Fight with Tools

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Fight with Tools
Album
Fight with Tools
Artist
Flobots
Released
2008

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Miner

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No Age

  • Song: Miner
  • from Nouns

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Nouns
Album
Nouns
Artist
No Age
Label
Sub Pop
Released
2008

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You Can Come to Me

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The Helio Sequence

  • Song: You Can Come to Me
  • from Keep Your Eyes Ahead

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Keep Your Eyes Ahead
Album
Keep Your Eyes Ahead
Artist
The Helio Sequence
Label
Sub Pop
Released
2008

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Moody Motorcycle

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Human Highway

  • Song: Moody Motorcycle
  • from Moody Motorcycle

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Moody Motorcycle
Album
Moody Motorcycle
Artist
Human Highway
Label
Suicide Squeeze
Released
2008

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Wild Eyes

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The Vivian Girls

  • Song: Wild Eyes
  • from Vivian Girls

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Vivian Girls
Album
Vivian Girls
Artist
The Vivian Girls
Label
In the Red
Released
2008

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Neither of Us, Uncertainly

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Deerhunter

  • Song: Neither of Us, Uncertainly
  • from Microcastle

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Microcastle
Album
Microcastle
Artist
Deerhunter
Label
Kranky
Released
2008

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