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December 20, 2007 Tens of thousands of listeners voted in the All Songs Considered poll for the year's best CDs. It was tight for much of the race, but in the end, Radiohead's In Rainbows was an overwhelming winner as 2007's most popular album.
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December 19, 2007 From French electronica and melancholy songwriters to worldly, eccentric indie-rock, here are 10 of this year's best debut albums, as chosen by Bruce Warren, executive producer of WXPN's World Cafe.
December 6, 2007 Host Bob Boilen talks with reviewers Carrie Brownstein, Will Hermes, Tom Moon and Meredith Ochs about the year's biggest surprises and letdowns in music. Hear their picks for the year's most innovative album, the best new band of 2007, the year's best song and more. Featured songs and artists are listed below.
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December 20, 2007 The online NPR listeners' poll for top albums of the year produced a list topped by the usual suspects of Radiohead, Wilco and Arcade Fire, but there were some unexpected additions further down. All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with Michele Norris.
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December 28, 2007 On Second Stage, All Songs Considered producer Robin Hilton profiles the best of music's great unknowns. He chooses the best outsider artists of 2007: musicians who made remarkable recordings that were largely overlooked, led by Le Loup.
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December 24, 2007 Each obsessive music fan views the obligatory year-end Top 10 list differently, but best-ofs tend to be most effective when the selections are purely a matter of personal taste — "favorites" rather than "best." Here are Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson's picks.
December 26, 2007 Few radio personalities openly embrace as much music as WNYC's John Schaefer, longtime host of New Sounds. This year, his favorites ranged from Osvaldo Golijov to Jamie T.
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December 18, 2007 In any ongoing quest for mind-blowing music, each year brings an assortment of new left-field discoveries. KEXP's Kevin Cole offers up a selection of 13 excellent under-the-radar CDs, any of which could end up being your favorite of the year.
December 15, 2007 David Garland of WNYC picks the 10 best CDs he heard this year. The standouts came from artists whose creativity led them across stylistic and genre boundaries and into unusual, personal territory.
December 9, 2007 Weekend Edition Sunday music director Ned Wharton is back with his annual gift guide. He's surveyed the 2007 releases, and offers these suggestions for the jazz, rock, classical and world music fans on your shopping list.
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