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After 20 years, The Jigsaw Seen still writes soaring, smart, carefully crafted pop songs like "Where the Action Isn't."

Listen The Jigsaw Seen: A Should-Be Hitmaker

February 8, 2011 – After 20 years, The Jigsaw Seen still writes smart, soaring pop songs like "Where the Action Isn't."

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In "Uskudar," A Hawk and a Hacksaw's members continue to find inspiration in the music of Eastern Europe.

Listen A Hawk And A Hacksaw: Novelty In Tradition

February 7, 2011 – In "Uskudar," A Hawk and a Hacksaw's members find inspiration in the music of Eastern Europe.

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Think of El Sportivo and The Blooz's "Clover" as the perfect soundtrack to a long, hung-over train ride with people you don't know very well.

Listen El Sportivo And The Blooz: A Vagabond's Sigh

February 4, 2011 – Think of "Clover" as a soundtrack to a long, hung-over train ride with people you don't know well.

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Wino.

Listen Song Premiere: Wino, 'Hold On Love'

February 4, 2011 – The doom-metal legend from Saint Vitus steps out with his first acoustic album, Adrift.

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Watch You've Never Heard Cream's 'Disraeli Gears'?!

February 3, 2011 – The cream of Cream's crop sounds strange and wonderful for our current All Songs Considered intern.

In "Opening Night," The Universal Thump is an   ambitious, overstuffed banquet of musical styles and instrumentation.

Listen The Universal Thump: Peculiar, Exciting Alchemy

February 2, 2011 – "Opening Night" is an ambitious, overstuffed banquet of musical styles and instrumentation.

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Camila Moreno

Watch Spotlight On: Camila Moreno's 'Lo Cierto'

February 1, 2011 – Listen to Chilean songwriter Camila MOreno's "Lo Cierto."

From the top left, clockwise: Rocketnumbernine, Steffi, Factory Floor and Francesco Tristano.

Listen Electronic Edition: Blondes, Factory Floor, More

February 1, 2011 – Electronic music gets another turn in the spotlight this week on All Songs Considered.

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Los Amigos Invisibles' "Vivire Para Ti" has an opening   riff that recalls early-'90s acid-jazz and funk, coupled with an   irresistible chorus.

Listen Los Amigos Invisibles: Irresistible Party Music

February 1, 2011 – "Vivire Para Ti" recalls early-'90s acid-jazz and funk, coupled with an irresistible chorus.

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Ray Charles' gritty voice takes a trifle of a tune and transforms "Isn't It Wonderful" into an intimate and enticing lover's plea.

Listen Ray Charles: A Lost Moment Of Rock 'n' Soul

January 31, 2011 – Charles' gritty voice transforms "Isn't It Wonderful" into an intimate and enticing lover's plea.

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Clockwise, from top left: Joel Harrison, Marcus Shelby, the cover of Horo: A Jazz Portrait, Plunge (Mark McGrain, James Singleton, Tim Green).

Listen Big Band Spirituals And Drums Not Drums: New Jazz CDs

January 30, 2011 – Hear samples from recent jazz records by Marcus Shelby, Plunge, Joel Harrison and the Horo label.

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Still from Delicate Steve's 'Butterfly.'

Watch First Watch: Delicate Steve's "Butterfly"

January 29, 2011 – Spectacular visions swarm a New Jersey farm in Delicate Steve's new video.

Yuck's "Rubber" fuses the DNA of grunge, shoegaze and fuzzy garage pop into a sound that has the '90s in its blood.

Listen Yuck: Seven Minutes Of Beautiful Distortion

January 28, 2011 – "Rubber" fuses the DNA of grunge, shoegaze and garage pop into a sound with the '90s in its blood.

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Nastiness and cynicism often take precedence over melody in Colin Newman's singing, but not in Wire's "Smash."

Listen Wire: Simple And Steady, But Something's Sweeter

January 27, 2011 – Nasty cynicism often takes precedence over melody in Colin Newman's singing, but not in "Smash."

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The young Hawaiian ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro infuses a rock staple with a moment of tropical island Zen.

Listen Jake Shimabukuro: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' On The Ukulele

January 26, 2011 – The young Hawaiian ukulele master infuses a rock staple with a moment of tropical island Zen.

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