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Beirut archive

Listen Around the World with Beirut

December 17, 2007 – Beirut's "Nantes" traffics in a new genre that could be called poignant ballroom cabaret pop.

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Listen Beirut Blares Gypsy Brass in 'Flying Club Cup'

October 18, 2007 – Zach Condon's sophomore set draws on Balkan, French influences.

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Listen David Byrne, Beirut, Dirty Projectors

October 18, 2007 – A rare re-issue from David Byrne; Balkan Brass via the New York band Beirut; Wood spoons, laptop...

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Listen LCD Soundsystem, Amy Winehouse, Common

August 9, 2007 – We don't always get it right when it comes to reviewing the best CDs out there. On this edition ...

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Listen SXSW 2007: Beirut KEXP

March 16, 2007 – Beirut's sweeping music seems vaguely old-fashioned and Eastern European. KEXP

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Read John Richards' Top 10 CDs of 2006

December 5, 2006 – John Richards, morning DJ for KEXP in Seattle, shares his picks for the year's best CDs.

Listen A Young Man Simulates an Old World

May 4, 2006 – At 19, Beirut's Zach Condon makes worldly music that delves into the past.

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