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Clockwise from upper left: Acid Pauli, Kendrick Lamar, Samuel Yirga, Kelan Philip Cohran, Waxahatchee, Pallbearer, Matthew Dear
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November 27, 2012 We can only scratch the surface of all the great music out there in a given year. On this edition of All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton try to make up for lost ground with a look at some of the great records they missed, with some help from their colleagues.
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Lana Del Rey performs in France in July. Her album, Born To Die, came out in January, to mixed reviews.
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November 27, 2012 List-making season has arrived and with it a mad rush to define the year that is almost over. Wouldn't it be nice if critics built a mechanism for acknowledging earlier mistakes into the process?
Sharon Van Etten's Tramp was released in February by Jagjaguwar.
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November 22, 2012 We're still in the final stages of making our list, but we agree enough on a few albums to share this preview of NPR Music's favorite albums of the year. Audie Cornish talks to Frannie Kelley, Stephen Thompson and Tom Huizenga.
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