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Listen Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens, Bob Marley

May 12, 2006 – Surprising new music from Paul Simon; A preview of outtakes by Sufjan Stevens; Remembering the m...


Listen John Fahey Gets a Reverent 'Transfiguration'

March 27, 2006 – Guitarist's 1968 classic is a natural inspiration for Sufjan Stevens' uniquely ornate flourishes.

Listen The Grammys 2006

February 2, 2006 – All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with NPR music reviewers Tom Moon, Will Hermes and Me...


Listen The Best Music of 2005

December 16, 2005 – All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen counts down listener picks for the 10 best CDs of 2005, wit...


Listen The Best Music of 2005 Countdown

December 16, 2005 – All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen takes an in-depth look at the year's best music.


Listen Best Songs: 2005 (So Far)

August 3, 2005 – Halfway through the year and the songs are strong. Newer artists like Bright Eyes and Flotation ...


Listen Brinkley, Ark., Embraces 'The Lord God Bird'

July 6, 2005 – A singer-songwriter offers a tribute to a town and the ivory-billed woodpecker discovered nearby.


Listen A Sufjan Stevens exclusive, Amadou & Mariam, Philip Glass

July 6, 2005 – Download an exclusive by Sufjan Stevens; Nashville singer/songwriter Doug Hoekstra; Québécois si...


Listen Feist, The Magnetic Fields, Bloc Party

June 1, 2005 – New music from The White Stripes; Sultry singer Leslie Feist; Brazilian musician Celso Fonseca; ...


Listen The Best CDs of 2004

December 28, 2004 – 2004 was a year when a handful of artists with their best days long behind them surprised us wit...

Listen Jonny Greenwood, Sufjan Stevens, Sigur Ros

March 9, 2004 – New musical meditations from Sigur Ros; The delicate melodies of Sufjan Stevens; Blues harp mast...

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