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Watch First Watch: The National, Live On 'Other Voices'

October 27, 2011 – Thanks to this performance, members of The National will perform at a special event in New York.

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Listen 'All Songs' Listeners Pick The Best Albums Of 2010

December 14, 2010 – All Songs Considered listeners cast thousands of votes for the year's best music. See their Top 25.



Read Stephen Thompson's Top 10 Albums Of 2010

December 7, 2010 – Hear songs from NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson's 10 favorite albums of 2010.

Read 50 Favorites: M-R

December 1, 2010 – The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Janelle Monae and more artists from M to R.

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Listen Listeners Pick 2010's Best Music (So Far)

June 29, 2010 – See the Top 20 albums of the year to date, as selected by NPR listeners.


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Read The National In Concert

June 11, 2010 – The beloved Brooklyn indie-rock band locates the sweet spot between majesty and mopery.

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Listen The National, Recorded Live In Concert WXPN

June 7, 2010 – Hear band's wildly acclaimed, coolly beautiful indie-rock, performed live from WXPN in Philadelphia. WXPN


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Read First Listen: The National, 'High Violet'

May 2, 2010 – Hear the band's majestically mopey and beautiful new album in its entirety here until May 11.

Listen 'Dark Was The Night' From Radio City Music Hall

May 28, 2009 – Musicians like Bon Iver, David Byrne and Feist help fight AIDS in a historic benefit concert.


Listen All Songs Considered Listeners Pick The Best Music Of 2007

December 20, 2007 – Tens of thousands of listeners voted for the year's best CDs, with Radiohead coming out on top.


Read Sunshine Through the Clouds: Tom Moon's Top Ten CDs for 2007

December 20, 2007 – All Things Considered Reviewer Tom Moon offers his picks for the year's best albums.

Read The Best CDs of 2007, from World Cafe WXPN

December 13, 2007 – The year's best music, as chosen by David Dye, includes a plethora of reliable favorites. WXPN

Listen 2007: The Year in Review from All Songs Considered

December 6, 2007 – All Songs reviewers parley the year's biggest surprises, letdowns and best new music.


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