Guest Writer Matisyahu
November 30, 2010 Hasidic reggae musician Matisyahu reflects on the lack of Chanukah music in popular culture. He notes that Amazon.com has 48,322 Christmas albums for sale, but only 212 Chanukah CDs. That's 227 Christmas albums for every one Chanukah album.
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November 18, 2010 In the next couple of weeks, we'll post our annual music poll so you can vote for the best albums of 2010. We're compiling the list of nominees now and want your help.
November 16, 2010 When Bob Boilen was director of All Things Considered, fans sent him dozens of variations of the show's main theme song. Today he heard and saw a new video that takes the music in an all new direction.
The Beatles' members take a break from November 1963 rehearsals.
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November 16, 2010 The Beatles' music wasn't on iTunes up until now, but only for business reasons. If this was a philosophical change of heart, then this might be a big news story. But let's be clear: This is a business story.
November 16, 2010 "Getting Ready for Christmas Day" features a sample from an American Christian preacher and gospel artist, Rev. J.M. Gates, from 1941. It's from Simon's new album, So Beautiful or So What, which comes out in the spring of 2011.
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November 1, 2010 Bob Boilen reviews the new documentary about Merritt, Strange Powers. He says the film will make longtime fans love the artist even more, while others new to his music may be left scratching their heads.
October 26, 2010 Minutes from CMJ: All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his New York music festival experience in a burst of 27 one-minute videos.
October 19, 2010 NPR Music's "Tiny Desk Concerts" took a field trip last week: to Capitol Hill, for a special performance for lawmakers by the band Lost in the Trees.
October 6, 2010 The Keytar is the single most obnoxious instrument in modern music. It was the worst part of a keyboard (plastic and monophonic), married to the even worse part of a guitar (no guitar strings, no body).
September 29, 2010 A fan of All Songs Considered writes in with a special request: What albums would you give to a 13 year-old to help get him or her through their adolescence? Host Bob Boilen offers a few of his favorite records from his youth.
September 21, 2010 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares a classic from his personal record collection. It may not sound like it now, but The Human League song "Being Boiled" was pretty exotic when it was released in the late '70s.
August 23, 2010 Sometimes a quick browse through our music collections are revealing. All it takes is seeing two CDs sitting alphabetically side-by-side to learn a bit about who we are. David Gilmour and Andy Griffin? The Mars Volta and Martha And The Vandals?
August 12, 2010 The All Songs Considered intern comes clean about the music everyone loves to hate.
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Intern Alex Spoto jams with Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros before the 9:30 Club performance.
August 3, 2010 NPR Music intern Alex Spoto worked his way into an interview with the band at a recent performance at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club, only to find himself playing with the band on stage.
July 30, 2010 Hear Alex Ebert on his amazement with the band's success and its connection to fans. The sprawling, 10-person traveling band plays jubilant sing-a-long songs and sits in jam circles with fans at just about any show.
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